Why Aren’t More Women in Science Fields?

The American Association of University Women, a membership, research, grant-making, and advocacy organization dedicated to gender equity, donates as much as $4.5 million annually to support women in sciences. While there are an increasing number of women entering the fields of science—in 2009 women made up 45 percent of working biologists and 14 percent of engineers, up from 28 percent and 1 percent in 1960—AAUW recently published a report to uncover why more women aren’t entering these fields.