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Data: Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Participation, by Sex

Stanford Statistics

Given global interest in gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, Stanford regularly collects and publishes numerical trends.

The following figures illustrate recent trends of participation in science, engineering, and mathematics fields at Stanford, by sex, with percentages of women across levels and schools, for recent years.  

1. Science, engineering, and mathematics (including all fields below)

2. School of Medicine

3. School of Engineering

4. School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences

5. School of Humanities & Sciences: Natural Sciences | Social Sciences

6. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (postdocs and faculty only)

7. Dean of Research (postdocs and faculty only)

 
 
A 2014 Stanford student project enables one to see visualized Stanford's enrollment trends by major over a 50 year period, 1963-2014 >>
 

Overall U.S. Statistics

While direct comparisons can be complicated, below are some resources for national trends in representation in STEM fields, by sex.
 
National Science Foundation (NSF) provides a number of figures and tables that summarize over time trends in participation in STEM fields, by sex, by degree level and faculty rank. 
 
1. Science and engineering bachelor's degrees, by sex, and by field: 2000-15
 
2. Science and engineering master's degrees, by sex: 2000-15
 
3. Science and engineering doctorates employed full time as faculty, by academic rank, and by sex: for selected years, 1973–2015
 
4. The National Science Foundation Report: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering
(a) You can find statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. 
 
(b) You can also find the list of additional data and resources. 
 
5. The National Science Foundation Info Brief
It offers data about women's participation in STEM fields in terms of education and employment from 1958 to 2006. 
 
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