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"Where are the Women?: Causes and Solutions for Women's Underrepresentation in Science and Engineering" Lecture by Rebecca Bigler, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

The visit of Rebecca Bigler is organised in collaboration with Carlo Tomasetto from the Department of Psychology.

Mar 06, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Where Sala Rossa, Palazzo Marchesini, via Marsala 26, Bologna (first floor)

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Women remain underrepresented in some (but not all) science and engineering fields. In many regions, there is keen interest in increasing the number of women who pursue careers in these particular fields.

In this talk, prof. Bigler will review some of what psychological science has learned about the causes of women's underrepresentation, with a focus on environmental variables shown to affect girls' and women's motivation to pursue these areas of work and study. In addition, she will describe some of the strategies that are being used to recruit and retain female scientists and engineers, and review evidence of their effectiveness.