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Presented to UNL Discipline-Based Education Research Group, 2012.
Data compiled by NSF in response to its Congressional mandate indicate that the numbers of women obtaining PhDs in STEM fields is increasing, but women STEM PhDs are not appearing on the faculty at the same rate.
The "leaky pipeline" has multiple causes, many of which have found solutions through NSF's ADVANCE program. These data and solutions will inform our discussion of how science education plays a gatekeeper role in who becomes a scientist.