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An Analysis on the Underrepresentation of Women in STEM fields


Abstract During the transition between high school and college, there is an enormous decline in the number of women who pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Even in the STEM workforce, the gender gap is quite large. This results in a lot of wasted potential and talent that is needed to stay competitive in today's world. This thesis is divided into three parts: identifying a problem, analyzing possible causes, and highlighting various solutions. By using resources such as the Collegeboard, it is apparent that high schools girls over represent in AP and honors math and science classes and achieve just as much as their male counterparts. Due to various causes such as stereotyping, implicit bias, lesser developed spatial ... (more)
Created Date 2016-05
Contributor Nahon, Leah H. (Author) / Duerden, Sarah (Thesis Director) / Brewer, Kathleen (Committee Member) / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Women / Gender Gap / STEM
Series Academic Year 2015-2016
Type Text
Extent 46 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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