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Careers in science, technology, and math

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Are science, technology, and math important for girls? The Girl Scouts of America says, “Yes!” And we do too!

  • Science – Can you really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Do you know why a person’s joints make popping sounds? These questions deal with our natural world and the stuff of everyday life that we often take for granted. But each has a scientific explanation. Science involves finding out why things happen the way they do or why things are the way they are in our world. Science is a broad term covering many fields of interest.
  • Technology – Technology already is a major force in the lives of today's girls. Just think how most girls are connected through PCs, cell phones, not to mention DVDs, MP3 players, and countless other devices.
  • Math – Many people think of math as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. That's ONE type of math. But math is so much more than that. It's the algebra that NASA uses to plot a rocket's path to Mars. It's the geometry calculations that help you make that free throw while playing basketball with your friends.




woman loking at testtubeCareers in science, technology, and math are as exciting as they are varied. Keep your eyes open for women who have jobs in these fields. This might be a woman doctor or building inspector you’ve seen. It could be your dentist or the person who just opened the computer store down the street. If they did it, so can you!

Here are some more links for careers in science and technology:

Women Are Scientists
Read about women with careers in neuroscience, heart disease, and cancer research.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Learn about careers in environmental health.

NASA Quest
Ever wonder what people do at NASA?


Content last reviewed September 22, 2009
Page last updated April 17, 2015