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Solar Novus Today reports, "According to a survey done by the US Census Bureau, women account for less than 25% of those working in STEM fields, despite making up nearly half of the workforce.
A recently released report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress suggests that this under-representation in the STEM fields should not be the case. It states that girls outperformed boys on average in a nationwide assessment of eighth-grader technology and engineering skills. So why, if young girls appear to have an easier time with engineering- and technology-related tasks, do they make up such a small share of those who receive degrees in STEM fields or go on to work professionally in them?"
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The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.