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Engaging Girls in Science

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The gender gap in certain areas of science has vexed educators for decades. While women have gained significant ground with men in biology and the physical sciences, the National Science Foundation's latest research shows some persistent gaps in other fields. Of those earning undergraduate science degrees, women make up about 2o percent, and in computer science, only 27 percent of graduates are women. That's down from 37 percent in 1984. So, as part of increasing efforts to close the gap, many institutions have introduced courses aimed engaging girls in science before they choose a career path.
Monica Brady-Myerov looks at two programs at Northeastern University.

This program aired on August 2, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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