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This is a second infographic from the #STEMPrincess project on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1820374401/getting-girls-excited-about-stem-a-childrens-book .

This is a second infographic from the #STEMPrincess project on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1820374401/getting-girls-excited-about-stem-a-childrens-book .

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  • of  students     are  majoring  in     computer  science.   1%   0.3%  of  those  are  girls.    
  • Top  4  areas  of     interest  for  girls  in   STEM  currently:            1.  Healthcare          2.  Art/design          3.  Entertainment          4.  Social  sciences     Top  4  areas  of  career     growth  and  jobs   by  2018:        1.  CompuHng  (71%)      2.  Engineering  (16%)      3.  Phy.  Sciences  (7%)      4.  Life  Sciences    (4%)            
  • of     the  current  11%    workforce  in  the  U.S.   have  a  STEM  degree.     U.S.  Workforce   U.S.  STEM  Workforce   24%    STEM  workforce  in     the  U.S.  are  women.   of  the     current  
  • 13%  of   girls  ages  14-­‐17     say  a  STEM  career   is  their  first     choice.     57%  of   girls  ages  14-­‐17     believe  they’d  have   to  work  harder  to   be  taken  seriously   in  a  STEM   career.   57%  of          students        will  lose        interest   by  the  Hme     they      graduate  from     high  school.   28%  of  freshmen   declare  interest  in   STEM,  but…  
  • Ready  to  help?     Help  us  get   more  girls  excited   about  STEM   by  supporHng     The  #STEM  Princess   Project  on  Kickstarter!     h_p://kck.st/16De3lT  
  • References   1.  UCLA’s  Higher  Educa5on  Research  Ins5tute,  2012  CIRP   Freshman  Survey.   2.  The  Girl  Scout  Research  Ins5tute.   3.  STEMConnector  and  My  College  Op5ons  report.   4.  She  Geeks  Women  and  Girls  in  STEM  infographic.   5.  U.S.  Chamber  of  Commerce  Report,  via  NPR  8/16/13,   “The  STEM  Gender  Gap.”   6.  U.S.  Department  of  Commerce,  “The  State  of  the   Union’s  21st  Century  Workforce.”     #STEMPrincess    STEM  Princess