steelwin (steelwin) wrote in uw,

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Curious about ratios of guys to girls...

So I have a grad student friend whose doing research on computer science education reform, and one of the things he's studying is the giant gender gap that appears in computer science programs; I think the numbers are something astounding like 14% girls and 86% guys enrolled in the major at UW, (but don't quote me on it...) I was wondering if anyone else knew any other numbers for the sciences, for example, Engineering along with all of it's subcategories, or biology, physics or chemistry. Are they as bleak as computer science? Are there any interesting social theories as for why this is the case?

I am double majoring in math an Spanish, and I've noticed, well, that there are a lot more guys in 400-level math classes than there are in Spanish classes. This seems interesting to me.

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