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The environment for women in physics in Ireland
MCCABE, EITHNE
P hysics is contributing strongly to the national Irish economy , with 4.5% of the Irish workforce employed in physics - based or other science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) sectors. However, a recent national report reveals that the proportion of women working in jobs that utilize STEM skills is less than 25 % of the workforce. We present d ata collected from the views of 1,000 female secondary school students, young women (age 18 ? 23), secondary - school teachers and parents on what influences secondary school students? choices of subjects and in particular STEM - related subjects . In addition, b enchmarking data on female student and staff ratios for the past five years is presented from all seven Irish u niversity p hysics d epartments
Keyword(s): Inclusive Society; Nanoscience & Materials
Publication Date:
2015
Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Eilish McLoughlin, Sandra Fee and Eithne McCabe, The environment for women in physics in Ireland, AIP Conf. Proc., American Institute of Physics Conference Series: WOMEN IN PHYSICS: 5TH IUPAP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN IN PHYSICS, Canada, 5-8 August 2015, 1697, AIP, 2015, 060025
Publisher(s): AIP
Alternative Title(s): AIP Conf. Proc. -American Institute of Physics Conference Series: WOMEN IN PHYSICS: 5TH IUPAP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN IN PHYSICS
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