$2.2 million study on women and STEM to explore how signals in the physical environment shape persistence and performance


women-STEMThe National Science Foundation (NSF) wants to identify obstacles that keep women from entering and remaining in STEM careers, and Indiana University's Mary C. Murphy is working to reveal a previously hidden factor that may be preventing advancement in these fields.

Recognizing the implications of Murphy’s work--that there may be subtle, environmental signals that discourage some women from entering or remaining in careers in science, technology, engineering and math--the NSF in April awarded the...

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