Academic Achievement

To Attract More Girls to STEM, Bring More Storytelling to Science

Scientific American: Women and girls are historically underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and much has been written lately about why girls in school seem disinterested in these areas.  As STEM becomes more important in our increasingly interconnected global society, it becomes even more imperative that educators find More

How Cultural Stereotypes Lure Women Away From Careers in Science

TIME: Women may be underrepresented in science and technology not because they are less skilled in those areas or because they face specific gender barriers to entering these fields, but because they may find better opportunities elsewhere. That’s the conclusion from a new study by Ming-Te Wang and colleagues at More

Women Who Score Well on Both Math And Verbal Tests Still Don’t Choose Science Careers

Smithsonian Magazine: Women remain underrepresented in the sciences, but why? One team publishing in Psychological Science claims that it’s simply because women have more career choices these days. To arrive at this conclusion, the researchers examined national survey data from 1,490 students, both male and female, bound for college. The partipants More