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Women Underrepresented in Science and Engineering

Posted By Alice C. Linsley, Monday, February 24, 2014

According to the National Science Board's annual "Science and Engineering Indicators" report, made public Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, 'there has been some general movement toward more diversity,' participation still 'varies substantially across groups,' the report found.


Phil Strawser, left, and Gwen Johnson from team NASA work the controls of a robot during a competition in Florida in December 2013. Women made up just 28 percent of science and engineering workers in 2010, according to the National Science Board's annual "Science and Engineering Indicators" report.

By Alan Neuhauser

America’s science and engineering sectors have made strides toward building a more diverse labor force, but progress remains to be made, the National Science Board’s annual "Science and Engineering Indicators” report found.

"There has been some general movement toward more diversity of participation in S&E [science and engineering] occupations,” the report, released Thursday, said. It also noted, however, that "despite this increase, participation varies substantially across groups.”

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