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Tue, Sep 09

Why women don’t stick with the sciences

When I look around the offices of the Duke Biology building where I work, I see graduate students working fervently on data analysis, finishing papers, or writing grant proposals—and the majority of these students are female. Throughout my academic training, never have I felt out of place because of my gender, even though the majority of my courses were in math and statistics—classes, as new research confirms, that are dominated by men.

And yet, I am often insecure about my abilities as a female scientist.

Read the analysis from Duke’s Rotem Ben-Shachar at New Republic.