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Physics Gender Gap May Be Keeping Women From Joining The Field
2012-12-31 05:02:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Only one out of every five honors-level physics students at UK high schools are women, and only 17-percent of female students apply for undergraduate-level programs in the field at universities, the Institute of Physics (IOP) discovered in a recent study. Using information provided by the National Pupil Database (NPD), IOP officials also discovered that nearly half of all state co-ed schools in England did not have any girls...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'