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Article: These Are The 7 Things Keeping Women Out Of Science Careers

This Business Insider article tries to get a better grip on why there are so few women in science.

Ada Lovelace Day, a day meant to honor female scientists as a way to remember Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, was Oct. 15.  In 1842, Lovelace wrote a computer program for a machine that didn’t even exist yet.

More than 150 years later, women are still lacking in science fields. Nationally, women now earn close to 60% of bachelor’s degrees overall, but only 20% of the degrees in computer science, 20% of those in physics, and 18% of those in engineering according to The New York Times.

Why women still aren’t well or equally represented in the sciences (or, more specifically women in science, technology, engineering, and math — STEM) is a complex topic, and there’s been a lot of talk about it of lately. Eileen Pollack wrote a wonderful New York Times Magazine piece on women in science, posted on Oct. 3.


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