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Women in Physics

A recent article by the New York Times addresses the question of why only 14% of physics professors in the US are women, and only 20% of the Ph.D. students.The article looks at everything from the beauty culture in the US (science majors are “geeks” and not considered cool, or pretty) to the bias in the hiring process. But the “most powerful determinant of whether a woman goes on in science might be whether anyone encourages her to go on.”

Whatever the reason, we need to have more women pursue careers in science, and that means addressing the problem starting in elementary school.

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SOURCE: Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? – NYTimes.com

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