Gender inequality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Author/editor: Michelle Ryan, Daniela Fernandez, Sarah White, Helen C. M. Smith, Peter M. Connor
Year published: 2023


Lab-based activities provide essential skills for STEM students, yet female students have reported feeling less confident in conducting lab-based activities and having a lower sense of belonging in the lab. Moreover, the research from Michelle Ryan and researchers from The University of Exeter finds that women occupy stereotypically gendered roles in the STEM lab, spending more time taking notes than actually using the equipment.

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