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Stereotypes about girls dissuade many from careers in computer science

The Conversation – Allison Master, Andrew N. Meltzoff, and Sapna Cheryan

“In our peer-reviewed research – published in November 2021 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – we found that these stereotypes about girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math – or lack thereof – are fairly widespread among young people today. We also found that these stereotypes actually have an effect on girls’ motivation and sense of belonging in computer science and engineering.” (more)

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