“Frequently, you see women relegated to very traditional roles - I’ll build the robot, and you can be secretary for the group. Unless you’re very assertive, men can take over the group.” - Angela Bielefeldt, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Colorado Bounder
Join us for a live chat tomorrow at noon as we make sense of some of these numbers:
+ In 2008, 41% college freshmen planned to major in science and engineering vs. 30% for women.
+ Only 19% of software developers are women.
+ Only 5.5 percent of commercial patent-holders were women.
Curious to know your thoughts on this, Tumblr. Especially those of you in school. How’s the gender ratio in your majors?
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