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Seattle Times Opinion: What Keeps Girls from Studying Physics and STEM

Seattle Times Opinion: What Keeps Girls from Studying Physics and STEM

Rachel E. Scherr, a senior research scientist at Seattle Pacific University, is conducting research on the teaching and learning of physics and weighed in on the Seattle Times opinion pages. At AWSP, we are actively promoting STEM education for all through principal leadership. Check out our AWSP STEM series and a snippet of the Times article below.

Every student returning to school this fall should have the opportunity to prepare for the rapidly growing job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math — also known as STEM. But many students, especially women and underrepresented minorities, needlessly opt out — or are shut out — of discovering a passion or talent for one of these subjects.

Read the full article.