INTERVIEW: Heart transplant recipient, biomedical engineer discusses the lack of women in STEM

INTERVIEW: Heart transplant recipient, biomedical engineer discusses the lack of women in STEM
INTERVIEW: Heart transplant recipient, biomedical engineer discusses the lack of women in STEM
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 10:49 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 10:50 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Census data show women are nearly half of the U.S. workforce but hold just 27% of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor’s statistics anticipates the need for over 1 million STEM workers by the year 2030. With World Heart Day approaching, it’s an opportunity to discuss the advancement of women in STEM.

Our Ben Stanfield spoke with McKenzie Tannhauser - who is a heart transplant recipient and also a biomedical engineer - on the statistics of women in STEM.

Full interview below: