Bridging gender gap in science Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:16 am
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.
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Posted by Joanna, a resident of another community, 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.