Although girls are beginning to show more of an interest in math and science--areas where boys usually dominate academically and vocationally--they are falling behind in technology, a new study shows.

It concludes that fewer girls are engaged in technology to the extent of their male peers, worsening their chances for success in the work place. And it's the nation's schools, the report charges, that have failed to prepare girls for the jobs of tomorrow.

But girls are taking more math and science classes than they were six years ago, said the report, released Oct. 15 by the

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