Women in STEM: A Research Guide

This guide provides sources and research strategies for critical analysis of women in STEM fields. 


Kahn, S., & Ginther, D. (2017). Women and STEM. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. doi: 10.3386/w23525

 Pollack, E. (October 6, 2013). Can you spot the real outlier? New York Times Magazine, 30-35, 44-46. (Originally published online by the New York Times as "Why are There Still So Few Women in Science?" on October 3, 2013 link)

Stoet, G., & Geary, D. C. (2018). The gender-equality paradox in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. Psychological Science, 29, 581–593. doi:10.1177/0956797617741719

Buse, K. (2018). Women's under-representation in engineering and computing: Fresh perspectives on a complex problem. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 595. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00595 

Ceci, S.J., & Williams, W.M. (2010). Understanding current causes of women's underrepresentation in science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(8), 3157-3162. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1014871108

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Why  Aren't there More Women in Science? (2018)
From Science Focus magazine.

  • Dr Suzie Imber – Associate professor of planetary science at the University of Leicester. 
  • Angela Saini – Award-winning science journalist who wrote Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong.
  • Dr Aoife Hunt – Associate director and mathematician at Movement Strategies, which is a company that specialises in crowd flow planning.
  • Dr Jess Wade – Physicist at Imperial College London. Winner of the Daphne Jackson prize from the Institute of Physics.