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General Middle School High School Undergraduate
The benefits of diversity are not being realized in STEM fields, because women and racial or ethnic minorities are not present in many of those college majors in representative numbers- they fail to enter, and those who do tend to drop out of STEM majors than do their white male counterparts. It is also known that they face a number of barriers to academic inclusion and success and STEM majors, including inadequate faculty support and mentoring, stereotyping, absence of role models, peer pressure and harassment, lack of co-curricular opportunities, poor self-efficacy, low performance expectations, and negative attribution patterns.
RUTH E. FASSINGER