We need to increase student interest in STEM education to continue to compete in a global economy. The focus on females is key since fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics have remained predominantly male with historically low participation among women since the origins of these fields during the Age of Enlightenment. Also, beginning in early education, starting with PreK, is huge! This is when girls and boys typically develop what it means to be male/female, what roles are appropriate, what careers, how to dress, etc. If very young girls are encouraged at this age to gravitate towards STEM fields, just imagine the innovation, science & technology the United States could lead the world!!!