Under challenge: Girls’ confidence level, not math ability hinders path to science degrees

When it comes to mathematics, girls rate their abilities markedly lower than boys, even when there is no observable difference between the two, according to Florida State University researchers. “The argument continues to be made that gender differences in the ‘hard’ sciences is all about ability,” said Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of higher education and […]

MagLab to help change way girls are taught STEM

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) is part of a new $1.2 million project to help support Twin Cities PBS SciGirls CONNECT, a program that encourages educators nationwide to adopt research strategies that engage girls in STEM. Awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project will examine how gender-equitable and […]