Women Today

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Women in STEM

Despite the widely held notion that men exceed the number of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields, data indicates that there isn't actually much disparity among the sexes. According to the National Science Foundation, women equal men in terms of bachelor's degrees awarded in most of the fields of STEM, including biosciences, social sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences. The only STEM fields in which men still outnumber women are computer science and engineering. Women are just as capable as men to meet the demands of STEM careers. Raw IQ tests from the British Psychological Society have indicated that women and men frequently score equally well, with some studies suggesting women have the edge. In terms of mathematics prowess, girls score a mere 3 percent lower than their male counterparts on the math portion of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, according to the College Board.

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