Interest by STEM zone
Generally speaking, females are more interested in the usefulness of STEM practice (objectives with which it is carried out), in its relationship with or impact on society and, in particular, in the improvement of people’s living conditions. For example, they are attracted to technological applications that allow them to relate to each other, and which will allow them to work on aspects of real life that affect everyday life, such as the design of a mobile app designed to detect bulimic habits. Topics of interest include health and the environment. Males, in general, show a greater interest in STEM processes and products regardless of whether they are useful or not; they are attracted by the competitive aspect. For example, they value technological applications related to competitive gaming. Thus, contests, robot fights, etc. are very attractive for males, and this in turn may discourage girls from participating in this context.