Why are fewer women than men employed in fields associated with brilliance?

Presented by ANU College of Science

Why are fewer women than men employed in fields associated with brilliance?

Rose O'Dea, a PhD Candidate in the Inter-Disciplinary Ecology and Evolution Lab at the University of New South Wales, will discuss why girls earn higher school grades in maths than boys, yet fewer women work in maths-intensive careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  She will also address research on why gender gaps in STEM persist, and what we can do to increase the participation of women in male-dominated fields.