Brooklyn group focuses on Changing The Ratio of girls in math
Everyone is talking about STEM education, but 17-year-old Jaana Singh isn’t just talking – she’s taking action to teach girls “the absolute ‘coolness’ of math. . . one girl at a time!”
“I started the business earlier this year when I decided I wanted to go into engineering and kind of realized that a lot of my friends were making fun of it since math is considered nerdy,” explained Jaana of her company, Changing the Ratio.
Jaana, who attends Jericho High School in Long Island and is team captain of her varsity golf team, is also on the varsity tennis team and whose best subject happens to be math.
Having good grades in math “is one of those things you don’t want to admit being good at,” she said. But it wasn’t until Jaana’s 15-year-old sister Jiya admitted that she was afraid to answer questions in math class that “this flipped a switch.”