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Bridging gender gap in science

Original post made on Jun 6, 2011

Menlo School has launched a pilot program to boost the number of girls who study science, technology, engineering and math -- referred to as STEM. This school year, Menlo has been working with about 75 female students, in grades 7 through 12, to give them more exposure to the STEM fields by showing them role models, introducing them to mentors, and creating opportunities to collaborate.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 3, 2011, 9:37 AM

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Posted by Joanna
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on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:16 am

This seems like a great program, but only answers one of the three why's. I hope Menlo, and others, also institute programs to address the first two: Why is the student speaker at graduation almost always a boy and Why do more boys win elections in the upper school? In terms of building confidence in young women, these are also important issues.


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