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This week’s suggested topic: STEM
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a huge focus right now in the educational world and there’s a ton of emphasis placed on getting girls (and women) more interested in it. As someone currently in the T myself I have some Thoughts on this that I will elaborate on, but I want to hear from the lovely ladies of the Avocado about this topic too. Do you work in a STEM field? Do you wish you did? Was there a time when you were more/less interested and things changed for you?