Technically, science will be less lonely for women when girls are spurred early

Anna Holmes writing for the Washington Post: “The gender disparities in the United States’ STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workforce are troubling. According to a report released last month by the Department of Commerce, although females fill almost half of the jobs in the American economy, less than 25 percent of jobs in STEM fields are held by women. Even worse, female representation in the computer science and math sector — the largest of the four STEM components — has declined over the years, from 30 percent in 2000 to 27 in 2009.”