Inside Higher Ed had an interesting article regarding research on gender-based career decisions in STEM fields. The research suggests:
that when college-age women think about romance, they become less interested in studying STEM fields. College-age men, however, can get interested in romance without any impact on their engagement with math and science.
Click HERE to read more about this research. The article includes some ideas regarding how to encourage women to pursue STEM fields in light of this evidence.