SCIENCE GRRL: Let’s talk about “choice” in the sciences, shall we?
March 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
Yesterday I took part in a fantastic Open Forum discussion on gender. Much of our conversation centered on why there are such large gaps on Tech’s campus, and in a broader sense, STEM fields in general, between men and women choosing STEM related careers and areas of study.
This morning I came across a blog entry on the exact same topic. The entry addresses and critiques a Cornell study which found that women’s choices are to blame for their under-representation in STEM fields, not inequality and discrimination. If you think it sounds like the scientists who conducted this research might have missed something, I urge you to check out the link below (it includes a link to the orginal research and other articles on the study).