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Calculus is key for STEM gender gap: new research 

The pipeline that funnels women into careers in math and science is leaky all the way along along, but if one particular leak could be plugged, it might make a dramatic difference. Researchers have identified one change that would increase the number of women in so-called STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) by 75 percent.

http://www.vocativ.com/347023/the-calculus-confidence-gap-affects-women-in-stem-more/
(Cartoon: New Yorker)

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“What Happens When a Math Whiz Grows Up? Depends on if You’re a Boy or a Girl”

I recently stumbled upon a (fascinating and depressing) “Study of mathematically precaucious youth” (SMPY) that has been conducted at John Hopkins university since 1971. Here is an article about it.

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