STEM Field: A Summary

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Pollack explains that there are still so few women in science because of stereotypes and the effect they have on female students. She talked to many young women who were majoring in STEM programs and they all had similar stories of discrimination starting in the k-12 level. Many girls mentioned they were the only girls in the high level science and math classes in high school. One girl mentioned she was graded different than her male peers because the teacher believed she could not be judged as harshly as a boy. While Universities may brag about the high level of women studying STEM fields at their institutions, most of the professors and fellow students do not encourage the women to continue studying in the STEM fields. Women go into University
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