On February 11, 2016 Deborah Bach, with the University of Washington’s UW Today, reported on a recent study (published February 10, 2016) done by University of Washington researchers. Headline read:

Male biology students consistently underestimate female peers, study finds

This article discusses what University of Washington researchers found when they looked at gender bias of ~1,700 males and females who enroll equally in biology courses at the undergraduate level.

“Previous research has focused on gender biases among faculty in STEM disciplines, but less is known about how current college students perceive women in STEM and how their views might impact female students.” -Deborah Bach states.

What do implicit biases mean for the future of young women in STEM?

Read more about the study on UW Today or read the original publication  at PLOS ONE.

 

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