Across the board in the STEM related fields, there is a distinct shortage of females in relation to males. Many have their theories as to why this is, but we can assume stereotypes are to blame. Developed at an early age, stereotypes about women are ingrained in boys and girls alike. Women make up 50% of the US population and 49% of the workforce, yet only 24% of females work in STEM related positions.
Women are crucial to the future of science and their contributions thus far cannot be understated. The stereotypes currently place need to change, and giving females confidence in science from a young age may be just the answer. To learn more about women in science, checkout this infographic created by the NJIT Masters in Computer Science.