Friday, October 4, 2013

Why First-Year STEM Girls Attend Women's Colleges

I'm now blogging over at The Huffington Post and here's a recent blog post entitled, "Why First-Year STEM Girls Attend Women's Colleges." I really enjoyed writing it and hope you like it.

Highlights include:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is on the minds of many these days -- from the president of the country to educators and employers. One puzzling question remains, "How do we encourage more women into STEM careers?" And while this question remains unanswered, the good news is that women's colleges have excelled at educating women in these fields for more than 100 years, and have added STEM programs along the way. Women's colleges are resolute in their dedication to the task at hand and have a track record for preparing students to start a STEM career or to obtain an advanced degree.

The even better news is that more and more STEM girls are discovering this hidden college treasure. Once high school girls become aware of the supportive, nurturing, focused, research-based environments, they understand how a women's college will benefit them and their STEM career goals.

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