One of the reasons girls shy away from the STEM subjects is that they have very few role models to turn to. That's how Rebecca Feldman, a seventh grader with an interest in coding, felt when she joined an after-school robotic team.
"I was one of two girls in the class," she tells The New York Times. "We kind of had to fend for ourselves." She almost called it quits until meeting Rebecca Garcia, a coder and cofounder of CoderDojo NYC. Garcia became an adult Feldman could turn to for help and inspiration.
By getting in on the computer game — literally and figuratively — your daughter could become a role model for future generations of girls. How cool does that sound?