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Closing the STEM gap

Evaluating the causes of gender disparity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will help us engage girls in STEM—and change the world.

Making a difference for girls in STEM

Closing the gap requires tapping into girls’ creativity, providing encouragement, and connecting STEM subjects to real-world examples.

  • Breaking stereotypes

    Role models like Roxana Rugina are helping young women to build a better future by creating opportunities in education, entrepreneurship, and employment. Roxana teaches programming to young people to ensure they have the important skills needed for future employment.

  • Giving back

    School administrators and teachers in Brooklyn, NY worked together to provide students like Arabia Simeon access to computer science education. Today, Arabia sees hope for herself, and her community— combining computer science, art, and social justice to give back to her neighborhood.

  • Changing the world

    Belén Guede generates STEM excitement in her community by teaching children about hardware, programming, and robotics. As a mentor for two robotics teams, she’s helping create the next generation of thinkers, creators, and doers.


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