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Women continue to be under represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, making up only 24 percent of the STEM workforce according to a study from the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The study also found that women hold a disproportionately low share of STEM undergraduate degrees, particularly in engineering. A University of Kentucky workshop for middle school girls, Expanding Your Horizons, is designed to encourage young women to consider careers in these fields.

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In past years, the University of Kentucky’s popular lawn mower clinic has filled up fast. This year, the group from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is adding a second clinic to handle demand. Students in the UK Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering will host clinics March 23-26 and March 30-April 2 to sharpen mower blades and their skills.

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