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Girls in STEM

Here are two articles I found discussing the new GoldieBlox toy and the subject of getting more girls involved in STEM.

http://news.yahoo.com/hook-high-school-girls-stem-162916642.html

http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2013/11/22/goldieblox...

Please share any opinions you have on this forum. Just to stimulate some discussion:

In your opinion, why is there such a discrepancy in the number of females to males in STEM majors and careers?
What do you think will work to get more girls involved in STEM?
In what ways will bringing more girls and young women into STEM benefit society, employers, etc.?
Do you think that some companies in STEM fields are "boys clubs" and inadvertently or purposely try to scare women off?
What can companies or organizations do to create a better work environment for women in STEM careers?