What can be done to encourage more girls to pursue STEM careers?

02/20/2012 | Washington Post, The

Women earn 58% of all bachelor's degrees in the U.S., but the number of women with STEM majors has declined, according to data from the National Science Foundation. If the U.S. wants to make progress in producing more female professionals in STEM fields, the country must end this attrition, promote interest in STEM and support girls who want careers in STEM disciplines, writes Kimberly Brown, founder and CEO of Amethyst Technologies. "Girls must develop a sense that these fields are challenging, rewarding and realizable," Brown said.

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