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Researcher identifies ways to break the bias of STEM stereotypes

from Missouri S&T

Women who consider careers in the physical sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are deterred by stereotypes that impose barriers on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM, according to a researcher at Missouri S&T. Women make up less than 25 percent of the STEM work force, and a similar percentage of women hold bachelor's degrees in STEM disciplines, reflecting less progress over the last 50 years than for women working in other historically male-dominated fields such as business, law, medicine, and other areas of science such as biology and psychology, notes Dr. Jessica Cundiff, assistant professor of psychological science at Missouri S&T. more


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