June 1st, 2005

Women in Science

Women hold less than 25% of all science and engineering jobs in the Government and private sectors. In academia, the gender gap is even wider - among the top 50 university science and engineering departments, on average only 15% of all tenure and tenure- track professors are women.

In January 2005, while addressing the issue of women in science, Harvard President Larry Summers sparked a media firestorm when he suggested that one explanation for the gender gap could be aptitude. We take a look at one all-girls school in Cleveland, Ohio that is closing the science gender gap one student at a time.

(Originally aired June 1, 2005)

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