Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Executive Summary
The Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) executive summary gives an abbreviated version of AAUW’s 2010 report. The summary describes research findings that point to environmental and social barriers — such as stereotypes, gender bias, and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities — that continue to block women’s participation and progress in STEM. The conclusion of the executive summary provides recommendations for supporting girls and women in science and engineering.