Nearly 40 percent of women leave engineering - Science, 15 August 2014
Engineering fields, from aerospace to biotech, have a history of struggling to recruit and retain women. Past studies have blamed those struggles on women’s lack of confidence and the demands of family. But a study released last weekend at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C., shows that nearly 40% of women left the field after earning an engineering degree, many due to hostile work climates, unsupportive supervisors, or limited opportunities for advancement.
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