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Dianna Cowern, star and chief content creator of the YouTube Channel Dianna Cowern, star and chief content creator of the YouTube Channel "Physics Girl," said parents' encouragement and support can build early enthusiasm for STEM fields. Photo courtesy of U.S. News & World Report.

Parents Key in Attracting Girls to STEM

Encouragement and enthusiasm are critical for nurturing early interest and maintaining later interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Alan Neuhauser | U.S. News & World Report
June 29, 2015 | 8:15 p.m. EDT

Parents play a pivotal role in helping build early interest in science, technology, engineering and math – a foundation crucial for keeping children, and especially girls, interested in pursuing education and work in STEM fields.