A girl is on the computer as she explores robotics and STEM careers.

Why is girls’ interest in STEM careers shockingly low?


Research shows the number of girls who want to pursue STEM careers continues to decline--here's what can be done about it

A new survey shows that the number of girls interested in pursuing STEM careers is alarmingly small--and it continues to decline.

The survey from Junior Achievement, conducted by the research group Engine, shows that only 9 percent of girls ages 13-17 express an interest in STEM careers, down from 11 percent in a similar 2018 survey.

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