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Female Peer Mentors Help Retain College Women in Engineering

AMHERST, Mass. – A new study by social psychologist Nilanjana Dasgupta and her Ph.D. student Tara C. Dennehy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that early in college, young women in engineering majors felt more confident about their ability, a greater sense of belonging in engineering, more motivated and less anxious if they had a female, but not male, peer mentor.

The Role of Ability Beliefs in Academic Gender Gaps

Image of young woman scientist drawing chemical diagram

By Andrei Cimpian

The decision to pursue a career rests in part on how we judge the following inequality: