How Schools are Bridging the STEM Gender Gap
As educators and mentors, it’s our responsibility to provide engaging and meaningful STEM programs to continue to show women what they can become. This initiative is more important than ever, because young girls have faced a much harder time envisioning a wide-open future when compared to boys. Obviously STEM skills and abilities have nothing to do with gender. So what’s the hang up?
“(Women) have traditionally been steered away from STEM due to stereotypes that girls naturally excel at social skills — collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and the ability to take multiple perspectives.” says Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund. “
“Not only are these skills and abilities not gender-specific, they are assets for any individual in the STEM disciplines … it’s our responsibility to provide engaging and meaningful STEM programs to continue to show girls what they can be.”
Read on to find out how to get more girls interested and involved in STEM careers.