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Over time, more females have entered STEM occupations. While the life sciences have seen an overall reduction in the gender gap, the percentage of women in engineering and computer science occupations has stagnated. In 2017, less than 30% of women with a STEM bachelor’s degree entered STEM occupations. Of those, only 8% worked in engineering […]

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Degree Attainment

Bachelor’s Degrees to Women Fewer bachelor’s degrees are awarded to females as compared to males. Overall, interest in these fields has grown, with more than 200,000 bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer/information sciences awarded in the 2016-2017 academic year. Although in the past the percentage of females earning degrees has remained relatively unchanged, in the […]

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