Geoscience Currents #71: U.S. Female Geoscience Degree Rates in Atmospheric Science, Geography, Geoscience and Ocean Science, 2000-2012
Decreases in female enrollments and awarded degrees in the geosciences were
reported recently. This led to an investigation of the rates of awarded degrees
to females in different geoscience fields–atmospheric science, geography,
geoscience/geology, and ocean science. Thanks to data collected by the
Association of American Geographers and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership,
this Currents compares the rates of conferred degrees to females in these four
different fields from 2000-2012.
For more information, see Currents #71.
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