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ACR-154 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.(2019-2020)

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Revised  February 20, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Concurrent Resolution
No. 154


Introduced by Assembly Member Luz Rivas
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Arambula, Bauer-Kahan, Berman, Bigelow, Bloom, Boerner Horvath, Bonta, Brough, Burke, Calderon, Carrillo, Chau, Chen, Chiu, Choi, Chu, Cooper, Cunningham, Megan Dahle, Daly, Diep, Eggman, Flora, Frazier, Friedman, Gabriel, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Gonzalez, Gray, Grayson, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Kamlager, Kiley, Lackey, Levine, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Obernolte, Petrie-Norris, Quirk-Silva, Ramos, Rendon, Reyes, Robert Rivas, Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Salas, Santiago, Smith, Mark Stone, Ting, Voepel, Waldron, Weber, Wicks, and Wood)

January 27, 2020


Relative to Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 154, as introduced, Luz Rivas. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.
This measure would proclaim February 20, 2020, as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, February 20, 2020, the third Thursday in February, is recognized nationally and internationally as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day; and
WHEREAS, Women have contributed to the diverse fields of engineering both historically and currently, yet remain underrepresented in both education programs and the workforce; and
WHEREAS, In 1960, less than 1 percent of recorded engineers were women; and
WHEREAS, The number of women employed in architecture and engineering had risen to 14 percent by 2011; and
WHEREAS, Women account for only one-fifth of bachelor’s degrees, one-quarter of master’s degrees, and nearly one-quarter of doctorates in engineering; and
WHEREAS, Female science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates earn less than their male counterparts; and
WHEREAS, According to the 2015 results of the Program for International Student Assessment, one in 20 boys, but less than one in 200 girls, expect a career in information and computer technologies; and
WHEREAS, A myriad of organizations and programs in the United States are committed to combating the gender gap in engineering by encouraging women and girls to explore male-dominated STEM fields; and
WHEREAS, California is a world leader in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and
WHEREAS, California remains committed to the principles of gender equality; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That February 20, 2020, is hereby commemorated by the Legislature as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.
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