A female in engineering!? People assume a female student must be extremely gifted to be studying STEM, instead of an average student who has chosen a major based on interest. This can cause major anxiety among female students in STEM, and studies have shown it can hinder the ability of the student to learn. In today’s society, it shouldn’t be shocking that women are in STEM. The stigma can take a toll on female students mental health. They feel like they don’t belong or are not equal to the males. In reality the students are perfectly qualified to be there, however it is a natural desire to assimilate well in their chosen program. The article recommends female students have mentors to aid them in integrating into their male-dominated environment. Soon it will not be anything out of the ordinary for women to be in STEM.
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