This presentation from the 2009 PI Meeting covers: a preview of the AAUW report on gender equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, seven headlines from the literature review, student mindsets, data from a case study, stereotype threat, and how interventions work.
The number of women in science and engineering is growing, yet men continue to outnumber women, especially at the upper levels of these professions. In elementary, middle, and high school, girls and boys take math and science courses in roughly equal numbers, and about as many girls as boys leave high school prepared to pursue science and engineering majors in college. Yet fewer women than men pursue these majors. In 2010, AAUW published this comprehensive review of the literature on gender and STEM.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SBE-0244916, with additional support from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Henry Luce Foundation.