NERD Girls takes aim at STEM gender gap

04/30/2014 | Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.), The

Professors and students at Clark College in Washington state have formed an outreach program for girls in area elementary and middle school. Called NERD Girls -- Not Even Remotely Dorky -- the program seeks to pique girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and math. "Sometimes I just needed somebody to tell me that I could do it," said Sarah Morgan, a structural analysis engineer with Boeing and former president of NERD Girls. "That I was smart enough, strong enough and capable enough, and that I deserved to earn the degree."

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