BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//hacksw/handcal//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20181011T200000Z UID:5bf0d07813dfb DTSTAMP:20181117T183744Z LOCATION:VPD 203 DESCRIPTION:

Women are still underrepresented in the fields of science\, technology\, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Prior work highlights the importance of teachers\, role models and peers in encouraging women to pursue STEM fields. As students navigate college\, they are also exposed to an array of academic support services such as academic advising. While advising constitutes an integral part of most students’ college experience\, it is unclear whether it plays a role in major choice. This paper attempts to fill this gap in the literature by exploiting a unique setting where students are randomly assigned to advisors in their first year of college. We find that female students assigned to female science advisors are significantly more likely to take science courses\, as well as enroll in and graduate with STEM degrees. \;

URL;VALUE=URI:https://cesr.usc.edu/events/academic_advising_and_stem_gender_gap-1535480979 SUMMARY:Academic Advising and the STEM Gender Gap DTSTART:20181011T190000Z END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR