How Male Biology Students See Their Female Peers

We talk a lot about diversity in STEM on this blog. But up to this point the conversation has largely addressed how the pipeline is likely leaking in graduate school of the post graduate career.

However, work from Sarah Eddy and Daniel Grunspan at the University of Washington reveal that it might be much earlier than we think.

In a study that spanned three years, 1,700 biology undergraduates were asked to name classmates who were “strong in their understanding of classroom material”. It turns out that male students underestimated their female peers, over-nominating men over better performing women.

Read about it over at the Atlantic

Or read the PLOS one paper here!