Almost 20 years ago, when I graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Buffalo, very few women were in the program, reports Alarmingly, things haven't changed much. Women only account for 20 percent of bachelor degrees and only 25 percent of jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. This is partly because girls' interest in these subjects peaks in middle school, only to be squashed later, according to a U.S. Department of Education study. But we have a major opportunity to reverse this trend through the use of mobile technology. Unlike my experience...

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