'Belonging' can help keep talented female students in STEM classes

Creating a sense of belonging helps keep women in STEM -- but teachers might not realize that need. Many women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have faced a common experience at some point during their college days -- they walked into a classroom and found that they were among a small handful of women in the class, or even the only one.
That kind of experience has the potential to make a talented, motivated student feel out-of-place, and compel her to search for more inclusive academic environments, according to Nilanjana Dasgupta, a psychology ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189603&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.