Engaging Young women in stem
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up a mere 13% of engineering related jobs in the United States. According to the Digest of Education Statistics, women make up 20% of graduates with engineering-related degrees. According to a study by the Harvard Business Review, women more often than men reported in a survey that they did not continue in engineering classes because they did not feel confident in their abilities. As educators we have to do a better job providing young women with access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math at an early age.