WATCH: How to empower girls in the classroom

Sierra Smith, left, and Cassidy Harvey, right, both seventh grade students in the classroom of Roxana, Ill., Junior High School teacher David Watts, work on their new MacBook Air laptops in class Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. The Roxana, Ill., School District is providing a laptop for every student in the junior and senior high schools. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman) John Badman

In middle school, 74 percent of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects, but when choosing a college major, just 0.3 percent of high school girls select computer science, according to the non-profit, Girls Who Code. The organization further notes that women today represent only 12 percent of all computer science graduates. In 1984, they represented 37 percent.

Join CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell for a Google+ Hangout On Air to debate how to further empower girls in the classroom and encourage them to tackle a diverse group of subjects.

Panelists will include Lean In's Rachel Thomas, Girls Who Code's Deborah Jackson, and Cosmopolitan Magazine's Sara Austin, and 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki

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