More than half of women in STEM fields are underrepresented, according to a new report from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
But they make up about a quarter of the scientists and engineers who are working in these fields.
In a new series, we explore the stories of these young women and why we need them more.
Read More , and it’s clear that they’re the ones making big changes to the way we teach science and technology to young people.
“The story of these women and their work is one of tremendous progress,” said Jennifer Hannon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who helped write the report.
“They’re a testament to the fact that we are moving forward.”