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Explanations for the underrepresentation of women in science- and math-related careers abound, but a new article suggests these accounts may be missing a critical element: the breadth of women’s interests. ... More>
While a passion for scientific and technological innovation and the promise of a career with above-average job prospects may lead many undergraduate students to declare a major in a scientific field, fewer than half of them will actually complete their degree in one of these areas, according to a 2012 report by the National Center for Education Statistics. ... More>
Students with profound mathematical and verbal reasoning skills at age 13 garner more awards, gather more grant money, have more patents, are more likely to graduate with doctoral degrees, and are more likely to hold tenured positions at the best universities in the world, according to new research published in Psychological Science. ... More>