Middle School Girls Experiment with STEM Fields

admin | Friday, November 18, 2016

Research on the outcomes of Career & College Clubs students found they are more likely to aspire to careers in science and technology.  

This is an especially important outcome for young women, because –    

According to national studies, girls take more math and science courses than boys, but by middle school, their interest in STEM begins to wane and other things take precedence, such as extracurricular activities and boys, said JoAnn Johnson, director of Tech Collective’s Youth and Education Programs.

Johnson wants to catch girls before they leave the sciences behind, noting that “women make up half of the workforce in the United States but only hold about a quarter of the STEM jobs.

The full article can be found here.  

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