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DYSCALCULIA.ORG: an article by Intern, Annie Shan
The Gender Gap in STEM: a Statistical Overview
Countless studies have debunked the notion of gender-based intelligence differences in mathematics, showing that girls are just as good as boys. Yet, the current state of affairs remains unsatisfactory, with a significant gender disparity prevailing throughout girls' STEM education and careers. The shocking statistics are hard to ignore:
In 2021, women comprise only 28% of the science and engineering workforce
In 2020, only 25% of bachelor’s degrees in math, computer science, and engineering were earned by women
Women are 1.5 times more likely than men to leave the STEM pipeline after taking Calculus I.
Every year, girls score around 20 points lower on SAT math than boys
Middle school boys are over twice as likely as girls to expect a future career in STEM, and high school boys are almost 4 times as likely.