I’m starting to wonder how much of the feeling that girls can’t do science, tech, engineering or math is coming from statements like Barb Marquer’s below? It is time to start getting these comments better documented. I don’t think that girls don’t feel they can do STEM – I think they are already interested but don’t feel that girls belong in STEM. This is the perception we have to change… From the ASEE aggregator:

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle (4/20) reported on Wyoming’s STARBASE Academy which “is focused on getting girls interested in science and technology.” The project aims to keep girls interested in the STEM fields, according to program Director Barb Marquer, who added: “A lot of times, girls don’t feel like they can do things in science, technology, engineering and math because the boys overshadow them.” The group is open to girls from fifth through 12th grade and the article covers the group’s science night last weekend, which combined creativity with opportunities to expand their technical knowledge

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