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5 Ways K–12 Educators Can Empower Girls to Consider STEM

Siobhan Paul
Siobhan Paul
Director, Global Marketing

According to the American Association of University women, women hold just 28 percent of jobs in STEM fields in the U.S.. This disparity contributes to the wage gap and a variety of other inequalities, and the disparity starts long before women get to college.

Among K–12 students, a recent national study by YouScience uncovered a significant career exposure gap for female students, as their aptitude scores for STEM-related occupations far outweighed their self-defined interest in them. In fact, the research showed that female high school students demonstrated 10 times more aptitude than interest in some STEM career fields like architecture and engineering.