Female high school students are significantly less likely than their male counterparts to have plans to pursue a college major or career in STEM (15% vs. 44%).
Male students are about 8 times more likely to say they plan to pursue a career in Engineering or Technology than female students.
80% of female students interested in a STEM major or career plan to specifically pursue the Sciences, compared to only 30% of male students interested in a STEM major.
One out of 3 educators report they had a mentor relationship with a teacher in their high school.
Nearly 60% of educators see their students struggling with motivation, support or confidence in planning for college.
59% of educators believing mentoring/motivational programs would help students prepare for their futures.
One out of 4 female students report their greatest challenges in attending college are confidence, motivation, or support.
Only 4% of female students interested in pursuing STEM were encouraged to do so by a mentor.
Twenty percent of current female high school students interested in a STEM discipline say they would like to learn more about mentoring and motivational programs to help prepare them for the future.
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