Girl-It Facts

30 11 2012

During a meeting, I was pointed to a great report discussing why women are not in the STEM field. This was created by NCWIT and contains such amazing information. This is exactly why we are planning this conference and what we hope to convey. Please take a look and spread the message 🙂

http://www.ncwit.org/resources/girls-it-facts-full-report

I find it interesting how so many aspects are effecting the number of women entering computer science. This reports goes beyond the gender stereotype and looks further into what classes in high school are available, what courses are required (surprisingly not many states require math and science). As someone who loved biology and math in high school, I cannot imagine having the same experience without them.

Some questions to ponder is why these classes are not a priority and how can we convince society that they should be considered more thoroughly? I would love any ideas and thoughts 🙂

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