Sindhu’s fellowship project called Voices of STEM explored how self-censorship may filter into the female education pipeline for STEM fields, and what current and future female STEM leaders need to do to substantially mitigate the gender gap in STEM-centered careers. She spent her year surveying and researching to publish her findings here.
First, she surveyed high school girls across North America, in-person and digitally, to compile research statistics and responses of, in their opinion, needs to be done. Based off these results, Sindhu noticed many young women wanted to be reminded that they were not the minority, that they had role models to look up to. As such, she interviewed several women in STEM and STEM journalism fields on ways in which we can mobilize more young women to become the STEM/media leaders of tomorrow. Then, she compiled research on education to substantiate her survey findings, and collected writing pieces of the young high school women she surveyed. Finally, Sindhu weaved together these separate elements into a blog website, which she will continue to grow and expand in the upcoming year.