Despite a nationwide push to encourage more women to enter the science, technology, engineering and math fields, there remains a lag.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that technology professions will see the greatest growth from now to the year 2030. According to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, girls score just as high or higher in math and science as their male counterparts, yet there remains a confidence gap — girls tend to believe that boys are better at science and math, regardless of test scores.
What can parents do to encourage their daughters to remain open to careers in STEM fields? Here are 10 tips from the female scientists, engineers and staff at Mines.