Contrary to what the statistics for females in engineering in college and the workforce might suggest, girls do like engineering when they’ve have the chance to build and take things apart. Generation STEM, a report by the Girl Scout Research Institute, shares that girls do like to learn how things work. They also want to help people and make a difference in the world. Unfortunately, not enough girls understand how engineering can help them achieve their goals. And, not enough girls have someone to encourage them to become an engineer.
[ via The Huffington Post ]
Quinn’s plan would create at least one all-girls STEM middle school in each borough. The exact locations of the schools would be decided by the city Education Department.
By focusing on middle schools, the plan would target female students at a critical stage of their development and prepare them for success in high school, Quinn said.
[ via New York Daily News ]