CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM April 2017

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From Their STEMS Tech-Girls Use Empathy in Learning STEM by K.T. Sancken

The education world is abuzz with how to get more kids interested in the growing and demanding fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and with good reason. The U.S. Department of Education projects that the STEM-based job sector will grow faster than any other over the next decade. Since 2010, the White House has hosted a yearly science fair to highlight the importance of teaching this generation how to be innovative. However, about half of the population is less likely to get involved in STEM than the other half. “Girls are five times less likely than boys to chose a career in technology, which is a problem because technology is our future,” says Kim Wilkens, the founder of a Charlottesville-based non-profit called Tech-Girls. Tech-Girls is all about empowering girls to imagine and achieve their future dreams in our tech-savvy world.


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