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Solve this math problem: The gender gap

Wednesday, August 27, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: AWIS
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"Data gathered by the Assn. of Women in Science in 2010 show that women in the sciences and mathematics do not win peer recognition at a rate commensurate with their numbers in the profession. For instance, in 2010, women made up 24% of all tenure-track mathematics faculty at colleges and universities, but in the decade from 2001 through 2010, they won just 8.7% of the research and writing awards from the three major mathematical societies.

The disparity is similar across other sciences. In more than a century of Nobel Prizes in chemistry and physics, for example, only six have gone to women (and two of those were to Marie Curie)."

Keep reading this Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by AWIS friend Francis Su of Harvey Mudd College. 

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