A new report from the U.S. Department of Education In 2014, finds that 7.1 percent of all men ages 16 through 24 were not enrolled in school and did not have a high school diploma or equivalent certificate. For women the figure was 5.9 percent.
Perhaps most telling is the fact that women need to earn an extra degree up the education ladder in order to earn at or near the same level as men.
The research found that women were expected to do lab "housework" and were often left out of discussions about their research projects. Some women reported sexual harassment, being screamed at by superiors, and having their research findings questioned.
The study found that commercially available face analysis programs had a very low error rate when determining the gender of light-skinned men. For women who had the darkest skin, the systems failed to accurately determine their gender nearly half the time.
A new report from the Pew Research Center finds that half of all women who have jobs in STEM-related fields report that they have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace.
NCAA Division I Colleges and universities showed an overall student graduation rate of 66 percent. 68 percent of all women who entered college in 2010 earned their degrees within six years compared to 63 percent of men. The gender gap was much larger for student athletes.
College women tend to shy away from certain STEM fields because of a perception that they will face discrimination if they pursue a career in those fields.
New data from the U.S. Department of Education offers a look at the gender gap in salaries of full-time instructional faculty members at degree-granting institutions of higher education in the United States for the 2016-17 academic year.
A new study by researchers at seven universities finds that faculty mentorship is the most important factor in retaining women in geoscience disciplines. The researchers are in the fourth year of a five-year, $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant for a program called PROGRESS (PROmoting Geoscience Research, Education and Success). They are investigating how best to attract and retain women in traditionally male-dominated science fields, particularly earth and environmental sciences.
Parents of preschoolers usually have one primary concern when it comes to their children’s education, and that’s getting them ready for kindergarten. According to researchers at FIU, moms and dads should be looking way past elementary school and thinking of possible careers in science, technology, engineering and math.