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A chart at Scientific American sums up data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics showing that while women are receiving a higher percentage of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degrees, they are being awarded fewer doctoral degrees than men are. The chart indicates that women receive nearly 50 percent of chemistry bachelor's degrees and less than 40 percent of the doctoral degrees.

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