I believe that when women — and girls — succeed, America succeeds. Equal access to educational opportunities is where it begins. Our country’s economic leadership depends on the investments in research and technology today. I am deeply inspired by young women like Madison, 14, who discover their passion in STEM and use it to inspire others. We must support the dreams of all our children and give them the tools they need to succeed, which is why Democrats support ambitious investments in STEM education to inspire the next Mary Jackson and empower tomorrow’s innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists and leaders.