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Tech camps, other programs hope to keep girls interested in STEM fields

Tech camps, other programs hope to keep girls interested in STEM fields

For years, 13-year-old Kyleigh Hall has spent her summers at a tech camp at Towson University, using the time to achieve her dream of one day being a computer programmer like her mom.

But Kyleigh's interest in technology is an exception, as experts say that many girls' interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math wanes as they get older because of socialization and lack of exposure and access. The loss is so prevalent that high schools, universities and companies in Baltimore and Maryland are trying to get more girls hooked on STEM fields early in their educational careers.

The camp, which ends today, has been hosted by iD Tech, a Silicon Valley-based...

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