More girls are needed in STEM fields--and engagement begins in the early grades

girls-STEMSTEM education is important--in fact, it is essential to U.S. economic success. Today's K-12 STEM students are tomorrow's college STEM undergraduates and leading STEM innovators in the workforce.

Most STEM fields are traditionally male-dominated, and research has found that fostering an interest in STEM learning when students are still young makes those students more likely to pursue STEM majors and STEM careers.

Part of the trick to pulling more girls into STEM fields is getting rid of the stereotype that these...

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