Why So Few?

Women represent only 27 percent of those employed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to National Science Foundation researchers.

A grant from the Letitia Corum Memorial Fund is hoping to find out why more women are not involved in these fields. A report from AAUW in February of 2010 “shows that while the number of male and female math and science students is roughly equal in elementary through high school, only 20 percent of female students end up graduating from college with a degree in STEM fields.”

To read more about the study, go to http://www.aauw.org/learn/research/whysofew.cfm

What do you think? How can young girls be encouraged to enter the STEM fields?

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