Recognition of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Importance of Recognition Equity
In the US world of science, men hold the vast majority of leadership positions in academia and industry as well as memberships in the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).They also garner most of the awards and prizes for scholarly achievement.
Where are the women?
Some argue that the low numbers of females among NAS members and scholarly prize winners are due to the paucity of women in STEM fields. But the data show under-recognition of women even after adjusting for their lower participation in most STEM fields.
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