x + x: Women in Mathematics

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Title

x + x: Women in Mathematics

Description

Today's education system puts a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, often referred to as STEM subjects. However, despite the emphasis put on these fields for all students in higher education and careers, these STEM disciplines are often dominated by men. Referencing case studies and surveys, this presentation explores potential reasons for why women are not as well represented in careers in mathematics, such as negative stereotyping, lack of positive support, and societal pressures. This presentation also suggests how to encourage girls to pursue this area of study and profiles prominent female mathematicians as examples of potential role models for girls.
Ockle Johnson

Contributor

Keene State College

Creator

Katherine Marinoff

Date

2015-04-11

Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/7626

Language

en_US

Subject

Mathematics
Women's Studies

Type

Presentation

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