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US Science Phd Programs Still Attract More Men Than Women, Except In Biology And Agricultural Sciences

Nature, May 24, 2017

The proportion of women getting PhDs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the United States has remained stagnant in the past decade, despite a 50% increase in the number of STEM doctorates awarded in the same period. The figures, released last month by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center in Herndon, Virginia, in its report Snapshot 27: Science and Engineering Degree Completion by Gender, showed that although the number of STEM PhDs rose from about 18,000 in 2006 to more than 27,000 in 2016, the proportion of doctorates awarded to women remained at around 40%. Read more>

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