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When the American Association for the Advancement of Science asked me to be a "resource person" for its Project 2061 panel on technology, I was faced with a challenge worthy of the television program "Mission Impossible": "Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to recommend technological topics to include in an educational program that will prepare today's children for the technology of their lifetimes--from now through the next appearance of Halley's Comet in 2061."
Study after study documents the fact that girls take fewer science courses than boys do.
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