It is unfortunate that so many young girls begin losing interest in math and science during middle school. I think several negative misperceptions are the cause: boys are better at math; science and technology are male-dominated fields; science is boring. Don't believe any of them! If you like math and science and put in the work, you will be just as great as any other student. If you have a passion for science, it is never boring, it is fun and exciting and cool.