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Healthy Living: Women in Gaming

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Today women make up nearly 50 percent of the workforce, and more women are graduating college than men.

However, only about 24 percent of women work in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

In this week’s Healthy Living, Katie Boomgaard explains how the gaming technology industry is slowing making a dent in closing this gender gap.

Women currently make up 31 percent of the students enrolled in college gaming programs around the country.

Colleges like the University of Utah are beginning to sponsor varsity e-sports programs, and offering scholarships to students who compete.