Study: Girls Losing Ground in STEM Education Opportunities

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A new study has found that girls are shying away from pursuing math and science educations with increasing frequency.

Organizations such as the Association for Women in Science in Alexandria, Va. exist to foster community and support of females who go into the fields of math and science.

But all the same, school-age girls are demonstrating diminishing interests in what are referred to as STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – courses.

The report, which originated at the University of Sydney, saw an almost ten percent jump in girls declining from studying a form of math from 2001 to 2011, the website Phys.org learned. Additionally, only 13.8 percent of girls took a math or science subject for higher school certification in 2011.

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