A quick blog entry before I run off to classes (tee-hee first week of Senior year!).
According to this NYTimes article, a new study conducted by Yale University showed evidence that professors thought that from their undergraduate class, females were less competent than males. This resulted women not being offered as many mentor opportunities or equal salary pay as their male counterparts. The article goes into detail of what data they were able to compile and how.
As a woman bio student graduating in a few months, this really concerns me when I go for the job hunt. More importantly, I’m really disappointed and surprised that this bias is still here in the year 2012. Especially because there is a larger percentage of females in my biology classes versus males. It’s something to chew on and think about. Any comments?
And now a picture in honor of some of the great women in science.