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Lara Cristina Perez-Felkner
Asst Professor of Higher Education and Sociology

Florida State University

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Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM Careers
Duration: (00:03:45)
Year: 2015
Keyword: gender, ability, perceptions, mathematics, STEM, longitudinal studies, higher education, postsecondary
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- A new study conducted by FSU researchers found that women remain to be under represented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields.

According to the report, men are three to four times more likely to major in those fields.

But Dr. Lara Perez-Felkner, who worked on the study along with Samantha Nix and Kirby Thomas, says there are way to get more women involved.

She says schools should aim involve girls in programs like Science Olympiad and Sci Girls. The can also bringing in female role models who are making a difference in the STEM world.

For more on the study, click here.

Perceived Ability Under Challenge: Gender Differences in STEM in Secondary and Postsecondary
Duration: (00:02:02)
Year: 2015
Keyword: gender, ability, perceptions, mathematics, STEM, longitudinal studies, higher education, postsecondary
Our summary of paper findings, as presented virtually at the VHTO Gender and STEM conference, in Amsterdam, November 15, 2015. Speakers: Samantha Nix and Lara Perez-Felkner, on behalf of their research team, which includes Kirby Thomas.

Gender and STEM
Duration: (2:02)
Year: 2015
Keyword: STEM, gender, mathematics, ability beliefs, growth mindset, college majors, pathways
Invited Expert Presentation to VHTO Network on Gender and STEM, the Dutch national expert organization on this topic. Dr. Lara Perez-Felkner and doctoral candidate Samantha Nix describe their recent paper on the role of mathematics ability beliefs on girls' and boys' pathways into mathematics-intensive postsecondary majors.

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