Addressing the Girls in STEM Hurdle in Engineering

Synergis Engineering Design Solutions

girlsstem We know that we need more women in engineering careers.  It is shown that women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers make 33% more than non-STEM careers, yet women make up a much smaller percentage of the workforce in these careers.  We want to help in bridging the gap.

In an earlier blog post, Girls in STEM Hurdle, we addressed that it is important to young girls to feel comfortable in this environment.  The earlier a girl is introduced to STEM activity and mentors, the better chance she has of feeling comfortable working in a STEM related position.  We can all help now to encourage girls in STEM careers.

To help you start brainstorming on ways to increase girls in STEM, we came up with 20 ideas to encourage, inspire, and motivate girls to choose STEM classes and careers.

  1. Create your own Engineering Day!
  2. Require computer science for…

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