Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.
According to the National Science Foundation, women are less likely to go into computer science today than they were 28 years ago. During a time of ever-increasing technological innovation, the organization found in their research that only 18 percent of computer science bachelor degrees were earned by women in 2010, compared to 37 percent of computer science degrees in 1985.
We believe that this is a problem, which is why we recently launched our mentorship program for students interested in the science, technology, engineering and math fields to connect with working professionals. We believe that the more information girls have about the STEM fields and future careers, the more equipped they will be to pursue a profession in the sciences and conquer future challenges.
Take a look at the infographic below, courtesy of TechSchool.com for more information on the state of women in science and technology, and then leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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