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Laura Dillon on closing the gender gap in STEM

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Laura Dillon, Professor of Computer Science at Michigan State University, discusses her work, raising awareness about the gender gap in STEM, and what teachers and parents can do to encourage young girls to take an interest in STEM. In February 2015, Pearson and learning leaders from Higher Ed, K-12, and STEM industries in Silicon Valley gathered to discuss strategies for closing the gender gap in STEM. Along with partners Code.org, Maker Ed, Girls Who Code, and the the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), NCWIT, and Spark101, lively discussions and presentations examined ways in which educators and industry leaders can work together to close the gap in STEM education and STEM careers. Learn more: http://www.pearsonhighered.com/stem-closing-the-gender-gap/