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July 1, 2014 AT 2:00 am

Chelsea Clinton: Schools Need to Support Girls in STEM #makereducation

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At the Museum of Nature and Science Planetarium last week, Chelsea Clinton called for American public schools to facilitate programs and attitudes that support girls in the STEM fields, via Time.com.

In an effort to encourage girls, Clinton hosted From STEM to Success: A No Ceilings Conversation on Monday in Denver, Colo. The panel was moderated by Kari Byron, co-host of Mythbusters, and included Debbie Sterling, creator of GoldieBlox—an engineering toy for girls—and Danielle Feinberg, director of photography and lighting at Pixar. The women spoke about their individual struggles and how the culture and school system needs to change to support women interested in math and science.

“As we heard in the event this morning, so many girls in high school and college who are in computer science or STEM more broadly continue to be treated very differently than their boy or young men colleagues,” says Clinton. “Their successes aren’t celebrated at the same level, that they’re often criticized for what they’re wearing instead of their code being engaged with seriously.”

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