August 17, 2017

Sandra Hanson, professor, sociology, was quoted in a Record story on girls in science. It was on a talk she delivered at the Louisville Free Public Library.

Dr. Sandra L. Hanson, a professor of sociology at the Catholic University of America in Washington. D.C., compared the field of science to a pipeline that leaks women and girls.

Hanson presented a lecture entitled “Girls in Science: Why So Few” at the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library Aug. 8.

The sociologist said the “evidence is overwhelming” that boys and girls are equally talented and equally interested in science early on. “Over time, girls get chilled out of science and they don’t feel as welcomed. There’s no difference that holds water in terms of explaining the eventual sorting out of boys and girls in the system.”

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