Reverse the stereotypes that have kept girls out of science and technology. By Reshma Saujani.
This is a really excellent article that came to me via NJIT Continuing Education’s Facebook account. . I do relate to it–30+ years ago, there was very little out there for girls, let alone much computer curriculum in schools at all. I was lucky to get some of what I did. I had a knack for it, but it was never encouraged for me. My interests in social sciences were encouraged instead, and I don’t regret having my BA in History. But, I just wonder what would’ve happened if I had gone in a different direction instead… at least girls these days have more options and more opportunities for STEM careers and coursework, and we should definitely encourage it.
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