The T-shirts start of well enough, encouraging both boys and girls to "explore" and "discover." But only the boys are prodded to go ahead and achieve, while young women can keep on dreaming. Sigh.
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I'm quiet, self-reflective and introspective in my thinking; I like to invent. So essentially, I'm the opposite of that old axiom of what a woman needs to succeed in this business.
Women make up just about half of the American workforce, but we hold less than a quarter of the STEM jobs. Why is that?
Plenty of girls have the talent and interest to do science, including physics. Last year at Yale, we had more women physics majors than men and the fraction of women is consistently above 20%, the national average. So what is holding women back?
Three girls from different parts of the country defied the status quo earlier this week -- by snagging the top title in a global science fair for each...
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