Women need to be encouraged into careers in STEM. I worked as an assistant to Dr. Sue Rosser, an expert on the study of women in science, on an NSF grant she received to develop a model project to integrate more women into science at the University of South Carolina. The work we did made a difference, but much more needs to be done. Please support efforts to increase gender diversity in STEM. We need all the great minds and different perspectives we can get if we want to compete globally.