“Girl Scouts Bridge the Gender Gap with STEM”
By Krista Park, Communications & Marketing Director
Today more girls are showing interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and STEM-based activities. But despite this growing curiosity, girls still are not choosing medicine, science, technology and engineering as their number one career path.
Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines has prioritized STEM in an effort to help girls bridge the existing gender gap that within these male-dominant career fields and provides opportunities for girls to enhance their exposure to and deepen their engagement in STEM.
Girl Scout Research Institute’s report, Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, highlights that while a majority of today’s girls have a clear interest in STEM, they do not prioritize STEM fields when thinking about their future careers.
Research in the report shows that 74 percent of teen girls are interested in STEM subjects and the general field of…
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