Jemison, Stott, and Whitson spoke with SYFY WIRE’s Tara Bennett about the inclusion of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and aeronautics and how to help young girls get into those programs in the first place.
“Little kids love science. Little girls are really good in science and math, and better than boys all the way through high school,” stated Jamison. “And the issue is: How do we make the public comfortable… they [little girls] have to get over the folks around them who are saying it’s not cool.”
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