Girls in Science

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Girls in STEM – There is a narrow, four-year window of opportunity to foster girls’ passion in STEM

Across 35 European countries1, fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women. Interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM subjects) drops off far too early. In fact, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveals that boys are far more likely than girls to imagine themselves as ICT professionals, scientists or … Continue reading

Girls and STEM – They benefit from a higher proportion of girls in the classroom research finds, but not boys grade

The evidence presented in this paper suggests that a higher proportion of female students has positive effects on grades in STEM courses. Girls benefit from a higher proportion of girls in the classroom, or in other words, girls help girls. The size of the effects is however small. For boys, we find negative impacts on … Continue reading

“Girls in Science” campaign: European Commission Launches Controversial Video

Lipstick, bubbles, and makeup — not exactly the first things that come to mind when discussing science. However, those are all displayed in the European Commission’s controversial video for its “Girls in Science” campaign. The goal of the video is to attract more women to a career in science. According to commission officials, the video … Continue reading

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