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The Status of Women in STEM in Higher Education: A Review of the Literature 2007–2017
Science & Technology Libraries
  • Heidi Blackburn, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
9-22-2017
Abstract
Increased efforts to diversify science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States have drastically increased the number of studies offering insight into the experiences of women in STEM programs in higher education. This paper presents a thematic review of the literature regarding their status from 2007 to 2017 including journals, trade magazines, theses, and dissertations. It focuses on areas of recruitment, retention, barriers, and faculty issues. Stereotypes, biases, campus culture, classroom experiences, identity, and sense of belonging are also explored. The author additionally identifies gaps and suggests related areas for new research as well as implications for librarians.
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DOI: 10.1080/0194262X.2017.1371658

This article is also available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0194262X.2017.1371658

This is an open-access article, published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. © 2017 Heidi Blackburn

Citation Information
Heidi Blackburn. "The Status of Women in STEM in Higher Education: A Review of the Literature 2007–2017" Science & Technology Libraries Vol. 36 Iss. 3 (2017) p. 235 - 273
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heidi_blackburn/36/