A new research report by AAUW presents compelling evidence that can help to explain why so few women are in STEM careers. The report presents in-depth yet accessible profiles of eight key research findings that point to environmental and social barriers – including stereotypes, gender bias and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities – that continue to block women’s participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math. The report also includes up to date statistics on girls' and women's achievement and participation in these areas and offers new ideas for what each of us can do to more fully open scientific and engineering fields to girls and women.
AAUW. (2010). Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.