Researchers forecast by 2019, nearly 60 percent of college enrollment will be female. Naturally, more women will be entering the workforce.
With technology driving everything from the job market to research and development, women are expected to have more opportunities in those fields.
Teachers at Frontier STEM High School make it their mission to hone those skills now. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.
Students said they are having fun while they are learning.
Ana Cruz, an 11th grade student, said, "It's really awesome. I'm learning a lot of new stuff that I never learned before."
Cruz is one of three girls in the Solar Car Club.
If parents see their young daughter lean towards STEM fields, experts said you can encourage their growth by getting them involved with robotics clubs, science fairs, and perhaps find them a STEM mentor.
You can learn more about STEM programs in Kansas City by visiting www.kcstem.org.
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