'That is my fear, I’m not sure that there is enough being done. I have two nieces, one is six and one seven, and I’m worried that the seven-year-old will get to nine and all of a sudden things will change, because that’s what some of the studies are showing. I’m like “no we got to figure out how to keep her on this track.”
'In my opinion, the boys don’t understand that the system was built around them, that it’s for them. There are things that can be done to help girls; I don’t know if it’s having more female speakers come out and engage the girls at that young age to encourage them to keep going forward, and getting them more involved in hands on activities. Girls, if they’re interested in math and science and things like that, have to understand that the applied aspect of it is very hands-on. I didn’t have a whole lot of hands-on experience at using milling machines and lathes and things like that, but a lot of the boys did.'