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How lopsided is the men:women ratio in STEM fields?

Asked Portsmouth, Rhode Island

As a female looking to go into a STEM field, I'd like to get a little insight into how much of a minority women will be. #women-in-stem #stem

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May’s Answer

Updated Chicago, Illinois

Though the number of females in STEM fields is increasing, the ratio between men and women is still very large. You can help change that! Don't be intimidated. If it is something that you love doing, go for it. - May

Jacob’s Answer

Updated San Antonio, Texas
It is getting a little better, but in certain fields like the one that I am in it is pretty bad. They had a conference recently that got protested because there wasn't a single woman presenter invited.

Shelley’s Answer

Updated

It really depends on the field within STEM. Here is a study that talks about the breakdown between men and women and various STEM fields:


http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/womeninstemagaptoinnovation8311.pdf


However, as mentioned, it's getting better.