Women make up only 21.6 percent of those working in STEM fields in Idaho. A Boise organization is tackling this gender gap by encouraging more girls to study and enter STEM career paths. She Tech is a day-long event at Boise State where 250 high school girls are encouraged to touch, explore, interact and have fun with technology.
High schoolers’ experiences are reflected in two key points made in a new research paper. Adolescents value a student’s versatility, engaging in and enjoying everything from their studies to sports. But academic anxiety is on the rise because students feel so much pressure to do so much with their time.