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We, along with today’s Google Doodle, want to honor what would have been physicist and astronaut Sally Ride’s — the first American woman in space — 64th birthday today.

A million new jobs are created every year in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and by 2022 there will be nine million STEM jobs available in the United States. But Latinas make up only three percent of the workers in these fields. Women overall comprise 24 percent of the STEM workforce.

This might be due to the fact that, unfortunately, jobs in STEM have the bad rap of being boring — still that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Who else do you think is trying to come up with a way to make heels comfortable? That’s right, scientists. Having a career in STEM has never been so tempting.


Fashion Designer

Clothes don’t magically measure themselves. Fashion designers have to have a strong understanding of geometry in order to make flat pattern shapes into a 3D garments. Check out the video above from ehow to hear what really goes into making that perfect cut.

Recipe Developer

Chemistry never tasted so delicious. You not only need basic math skills to properly prepare a recipe, but if you’re looking into turning your love of baking into a career, then look into food science. You need a keen understanding of how to increase and decrease the ratio of ingredients to adjust portion sizes for a dish or give a recipe a healthy spin, according to the Chemistry Calendar video.


Creating games and videos isn’t just about having the technical computer programming skills. Animators focus on the movement of characters and have to tap into their emotional expressions to make them stand out. Bursting into laughter may come naturally while watching one of those Pixar films, but really a lot of hard work and human intuition went into every single frame. Check out the above Day in the Life clip.