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Are Women Being Scared Away From Math, Science, and Engineering Fields?
October 2, 2007
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Have you ever felt outnumbered? Like there are just not that many people like you around? One group that may experience this kind of threat is women who participate in math, science and engineering settings--settings in which the gender ratio is approximately three men to every one woman. New research shows that when women feel outnumbered, their academic performance expectations and actual performance decreases. Full Story
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