Women Wanted

At US News & World Report's STEM Education blog, the University of Virginia's Joanne McGrath Cohoon says that technical fields need capable women, "especially at a time when unemployment is high and our economy is weak." But McGrath Cohoon says attracting women to work in STEM fields will be difficult until "women experience the same conditions as their male classmates," and gender-based stereotypes fade.

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