In 1984, 37% of all computer science graduates were women. Now, that number is 12%. We need more women in STEM-related fields.

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CERES Satellite | New Scientist | http://www.newscientist.com At BRICKS 4 KIDZ®, we are passionate about kids and education, but particularly STEM-related education. If you’re not familiar with the term, ‘STEM’ stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  It is important because so many of the world’s industries and careers rely increasingly on STEM-related roles. For kids to be best prepared for the jobs market they will encounter, they need to embrace technology and leverage its capabilities. It is our mission to work with students and the school systems here to get as many kids engaged in these topics as we usefully can.

So this article today in US News caught our eye: “Getting Girls to Study STEM: It’s About More Than Just Making Science ‘Cool’”.  It is an interview with Maria Klawe, the President of Harvey Mudd College in California, and discusses how she quadrupled the number of female computer science majors at her school.  The stat in…

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