Youths commonly see something in a movie or on a TV show and say “I want to do that!” or “if she can do it so can I!” There is an incline of science and technology influence, especially with female roles, in the media – a great way to introduce young audiences to STEM careers. For parents, it is essential to encourage and support behavior in STEM if their young children are interested in the subjects. This new wave of STEM in the media will hopefully inspire young females to see strong role models in STEM fields and want to pursue them. Examples such as The Big Bang Theory, The Imitation Game and most recently Ghostbusters, all cast strong female lead roles with STEM jobs. These are the stepping stones to increasing females in STEM.
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