How to tell girls how cool science really is

Little girl with beakersBY KRISTINA CHEW

“I would have gone into science.” A student, a humanities major, once said these words to me as we talked about her post-college plans. It was only midway through college that she had learned that the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields offer so many possibilities for careers. I gathered that her high school had not encouraged the study of science, at least among girls.

Here are three ways that scientists, engineers and women in the tech world are seeking to ensure that girls don’t find themselves with such regrets.


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