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US women and minority scientists discouraged from pursuing STEM careers, national survey shows
Date:3/22/2010

ison, astronaut, medical doctor, chemical engineer and Bayer's longtime Making Science Make Sense spokesperson. "All children have an innate interest in science and the world around them. But for many children, that interest hits roadblocks along an academic system that is still not blind to gender or color.

"These roadblocks have nothing to do with intellect, innate ability or talent," said Dr. Jemison. "On the contrary, they are the kinds of larger, external socio-cultural and economic forces that students have no control over. As students, they cannot change the fact that they do not have access to quality science and math education in their schools. But adults can. And we must."


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