Large gaps in the representation of women in science careers later in life are not due to lack of ability in the classroom.
While much is being done to increase the number of women working in science, new research shows it could take many, many years to reach parity with men.
Engineering has long been a male-dominated profession. Now engineering schools globally are making extraordinary efforts to attract the creative female talent they really need.
Evidence shows that otherwise high-performing female students under-perform compared to their male peers on certain questions in physics. We don't know why.
Researchers have found large achievement gaps in science in kindergarten. However, these can change significantly in subsequent years.