What Will Close the Gender Gap in STEM? Early Exposure is Key

"In a 2015 report released by the American Association of University Women, researchers found that, starting in middle school, boys feel 'more positive' about science, technology, engineering, and math—or STEM—subjects than their female counterparts. The divide grows from there. 'While it is certainly possible to decide to pursue a career in engineering or computing well after high school graduation, these findings suggest early exposure to engineering and computing … is often a precursor to actually pursuing a career in these fields.'" Read more here.