STEM gender gap shows no signs of closing with Gen Z

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'The gender disparity in pursuing STEM careers persists among young people ranging from tweens to recent grads, new data shows.

Why it matters: Like their older counterparts, girls aren't warming to STEM, as diversity in the field is critical for representative and responsible advancements — and despite efforts designed to boost their participation.

More 12- to 26-year-old boys and men were interested in pursuing STEM careers than girls and women, who expressed a high lack of confidence in their abilities, per Gallup-Walton Family Foundation Survey data released Tuesday.'

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