Why do girls pick science?

A sketchnote for the article “I want to be a scientist/a teacher: students’ perceptions of career decision-making in gender-typed non-traditional areas of work”

The article highlights the importance of family support, and positive family role models, in having girls choose to study and continue with science.

The big question remaining is how can we influence parental perceptions of science and technology, to encourage more women to study and participate in these traditionally male-dominated fields?

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