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The Hunt for the Missing Components of the Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy . . . . and Women in Physics. – Evalyn Gates

Date: Thu. February 20th, 2014, 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
Location: Rockefeller 301

In spite of much discussion and a variety of efforts aimed at increasing the number of women in physics, the entry level into the field has hit a wall. For the past 15 years the percent of B.S. degrees in physics awarded to women has remained flat at about 20%. It is also worth noting that the representation of African American students in physics declined over this same period. Engineering and computer science fields show similar trends. What can we do to change this?

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