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).

SCIENCE GRRL: Let’s talk about “choice” in the sciences, shall we?

Also check out this blog post on a similar topic from sciencegeekgirl and this one from FemaleScienceProfessor.

 

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