This is a fascinating study and infographic by the folks over at engineeringdegree.net. They drilled down into some recent studies to unearth some startling data. It focuses on the fact that studies have shown that girls are smarter than boys in many of the STEM subjects but most girls don’t end up pursuing careers in those fields.
Some stats of note:
- In a room of 25 engineers, only 3 will be women.
- There’s a big problem with self-esteem for women looking to enter STEM-related careers.
- If asked to share their gender, girls got lower grades on tests.