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Why aren’t more girls attracted to physics?

You don’t need to be a social scientist to know there is a gender diversity problem in technology, NPR reports. The tech industry in and across the nation is overwhelmingly male-dominated. That isn’t to say there aren’t women working at tech firms. and of Facebook have raised the profile of women at high-tech firms. But those prominent exceptions do not accurately portray who makes up the ranks at those and other tech companies. Visit Silicon Valley and you will hear many people talk about the need to increase the number of female hackers. The conventional wisdom about why there are so few female coders usually points a finger at disparities in the talent pool, which is linked to disparities in . In fact, starting as early as adolescence, girls and boys often choose different academic paths…

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