Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are so few women in science and engineering fields? A new research report by AAUW (the American Association of University Women) funded by the National Science Foundation presents compelling evidence that can help to explain this question. Join us to hear a presentation of eight recent research findings profiled in Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics that point to important environmental and social barriers – including stereotypes, gender bias and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities- that continue to block women’s participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math. The presentation will include ideas for what each of us can do to open scientific and engineering fields more fully to girls and women.

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