Women more likely to drop class in STEM field

By George Heath

Students gather in Sitterson Hall, which houses the UNC Computer Science Department. (George Heath/Carolina Connection)

Last month, researchers at Georgetown University found that women are more likely than men to drop male-dominated STEM majors when facing low grades. Computer science is one of those male-dominated stem majors. The National Science Foundation reports that women earn only 18 percent of bachelor’s degrees in that field.

George Heath reports on one student who’s defying those odds.

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