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Category: Women in STEM

Nebraska girls outscored boys in overall ACT scores

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Girls outscored boys overall on Nebraska’s ACT exam, according to last year’s state test results. Nebraska administered the standardized college admissions test to every junior in the state’s public schools last year. “The gender gap has been closing, which is excellent,”  ~Wendy Smith, associate director of the University of Nebraska’s…
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Who is the Lone Woman in this 1971 Photograph of a Gathering of Scientists?

(CNN) Illustrator Candace Jean Andersen was doing some research for a children’s book on orcas when she stumbled into a mystery. In an old article, she discovered a photo of scientists at the 1971 International Conference on the Biology of Whales in Virginia. And she noticed something: Amid the sea of male faces — 37 of…
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How to Stop the Exodus of Women in Engineering Careers

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good news is:  With all the push to get women interested in STEM careers at the grade school through high school level, we are now at a place in the United States, where women are graduating from college with STEM degrees at a…
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