It is no secret that women comprise only a quarter of the STEM workforce. The increased participation of women in all areas of STEM will spur economic prosperity and increase overall societal well being and our competitiveness as a nation.
Desirae Boles and Eleanor Honious both spent their high-school years building robots after school, participating in local competitions and fighting for a chance to compete at the world's largest robotics competition, the VEX Robotics World Championship. Today, they’re studying mechanical engineering at University of California San Diego and Rose-Hulman, respectively.
Check their Q&A of their journey in STEM here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/annapowers/2018/03/05/womens-history-month-the-role-of-active-learning-in-inspiring-more-young-women-to-pursue-stem/#54bcbc5f499e