Dataset for "Outperforming Yet Undervalued: Undergraduate Women in STEM"
Gender diversity is critically needed in many science fields, but women continue to encounter beliefs that they lack ability and talent. Undergraduate education is a critical time when peer influence may alter choice of majors and careers for women interested in science. Even in life science courses, where women outnumber men, peer-to-peer interactions could detract from women’s success and interest. We find that women are outperforming their male classmates in both physical and life science courses, but men continue to be perceived as equal or better students. This is problematic because it ...
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