According to an article compiled by staff writers of eSchool News, September 25, 2013, U.S. schools must increase efforts to engage girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). School leaders and policy makers know that including STEM skills in students’ education is a vital part of ensuring that the U.S. remains able to compete on a global level. Statistics reveal that despite efforts to boost interest in STEM education and careers, girls are not as engaged as they could be — but a number of stakeholders are aiming to change that as they come up with creative ways to engage girls in STEM.
Traditionally, “women, blacks, and Hispanics are less likely to be in a science or engineering major at the start of their college experience, and less likely to remain in these majors by its conclusion,” according to a September 2013 Census report by Liana Christin Landivar, which focuses on disparities in STEM occupations.
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You can also visit PBS LearningMedia for many preK-12 STEM resources, including those that focus on girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.