Why STEM Classes and Careers Lack Girls

STEM careers are common in today’s world but we are lacking girls in the field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the number of jobs for technology professionals will have the highest growth until 2030. To better understand why girls and women lose interest in STEM subjects and careers, Microsoft conducted research on 6,000 girls and young women, ages 10-30.

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In order for girls to get excited and feel confident about STEM subjects and careers, educators need to emphasize that these opportunities are powerful creative outlets for students to make a difference.

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