It turns out that people have a lot of misconceptions about STEM majors. Look past the stereotypes to see if a STEM major is right for you.

Traditionally, STEM majors seemed to attract a certain person or demand stringent requirements. As the STEM world evolves to become more inclusive, the realities about STEM majors – and the careers to which they lead – are changing. The following five myths about STEM majors are outdated, out-of-touch, untrue, and about to be busted!

Myth 1: You Have to Be a Boy

STEM majorsSTEM education is starting to see a shift in the number of girls pursing majors and careers related to science, technology, engineering, and math. Unfortunately, many STEM majors have been boys’ clubs for many years, but that doesn’t mean it should stay that way. Girls have been known to outperform boys during STEM studies, while today’s STEM innovators – and historical foremothers – have created some of our most important concepts and devices. Go forth, young female STEM enthusiast – and make history!