Study: Girls show more interest in STEM when they’re not fed harmful stereotypes

November 22, 2021

By Tristan Greene

Researchers at the University of Houston and the University of Washington today published new research indicating gender stereotypes play a huge role in whether children choose to pursue an eventual career in computer science or engineering. Up front: The researchers conducted a series of studies and experiments involving more than 2,200 children. The team’s goal was to determine how gender stereotypes affected school-aged children in order to glean insights into the ongoing diversity problem in STEM. The scope of the study was apparently limited to measuring the interest of “boys” and “girls,” with no apparent mention of non-binary students. Background:…

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