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How One Museum Is Inspiring Young Girls to Pursue STEM

Education World – Nicole Gorman

“It’s been a U.S. focus over the past decade and increasingly so in the past few years to encourage young people’s interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. There’s just one problem. Despite the coordinated efforts, women and minorities are consistently left behind. STEM-related employment and education activity continues to increase year over year, but degrees and jobs are primarily dominated by white and Asian males. Just last year around this time, The U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index revealed that not only were was the gender gap in STEM not narrowing, it was actually widening to the dismay of the many good-intentioned advocates pushing for otherwise.”(more)

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