Reporter Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. Now covering education research, she can most often be found with a double-shot mocha in one hand and the latest academic journal in the other.
"There were twice as many boys as girls nationally performing at the highest level in science (2 percent versus 1 percent, respectively)."
"Rather, they believe the cognitive clash of two gender stereotypes—images of a successful feminine woman and a successful scientist—can convince girls who already feel disconnected from science that they will never measure up to "counter-stereotypic success."
Making a mental note to not put up images of girly scientists in my class, make sure they're just normal women actively involved in science!