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Girls are Smarter than Boys

Girls Boys ARE SMARTER than But where are the women in math and sciences? "1 NO Studies show that at an early age, girls are smarter than boys. Girls have Girls take more math and science classes... Boys Girls higher IQs. High School Credits Earned in Math & Science 8,0 7.0 7.0 6.5 6.0 101 5.5 1990 1994 1998 2000 2005 Avg. IQ at 7 yrs ..And get higher grades. Grade Point Average in High School Math & Science 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 99.5 2.00 Avg. IQ at 7 yrs 1990 1994 1998 2000 2005 "2 NO But girls begin to question their ability because of their gender. When asked to indicate their gender on a test, girls scored 20% lower. Test scores 100% I can't Young women lose confidence in their abilities Not asked to mark gender on test Asked to mark gender on test Self-esteem drops Self-Assessment of Ability, When subjects are told: Percentage of girls that feel confident about themselves 60% 72% 50 in 6th grade 40 30 20 10 55% "Men are better There is no in 10th grade gender difference in performing this task" at this task" NO These feelings continue into college. E. Less women plan on majoring in a math or science ? 15% One-fifth of female computer science students question whether or not they belonged there. Female 29% Male /0 Freshman Freshman Only 20% of women with a degree in math and sciences even work in a related field 57% more men graduate in Tech, Science, Engineering, and Math. In 2010 alone: 138,874 Men 88,371 Women Only 16% of students in engineering classes are women. Career Path Women Men Biological Scientists 52.9% Chemists & Materials Scientists 33.1% Environmental Scientists & Geoscientists 29.3% Computer Scientists, Programmers, & Related Disciplines 24.1% Industrial Engineers (Including Health & Safety) 14.9% Chemical Engineers 13.1% Civil Engineers 10,4% Aerospace Engineers 10.3% Electrical & Electronics Engineers 7.7% Mechanical Engineers 6.7% In a room of 25 ENGINEERS only 3 will be Women EngineeringDegree.net 1. http://www.aauw.org/learn/research/upload/whysofew.pdf 2. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/03/22/stemixzz1oCyMCVo0 3. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/201010/girls-are-more-intelligent-boys-men-are-more-intelligent-w 4, http://www.michaelinzlicht.com/research/research_articles/inzlicht%20&%20ben-zeev, %202000.pdf 5. http://www.esa.doc.gov/Blog/2012/02/06/state-our-union%E2%B0%99s-21st-century-workforce 6. http://schmader.psych.ubc.ca/publications/Gender%20ldentification.pdf 7. http://web.mit.edu/wi/home2.shtml 8. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46489915/ns/business-press_releases/t/bridging-engineering-gender-gap/w.T1fJeJfC5JE 9. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/where-are-the-women-executives-in-silicon-valley/ 10. http://www.eduinreview.com/blog/2011/09/education-stereotypes-are-dangerous-for-girls-self-esteem-and-academic-achievement/ 11. http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/reports/documents/womeninstemagaptoinnovation8311.pdf This work is licensed under a BY NC ND Creative Commons License.

Girls are Smarter than Boys

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