RedOrbit has also picked up the coverage of the new study by Dr. Andreescu and his colleagues.
US Culture Neglects Girl Math Whizzes
Posted on: Friday, 10 October 2008, 10:50 CDT
A culture of neglect and, at some age levels, outright social ostracism, is derailing a generation of students, especially girls, deemed the very best in mathematics, according to a new study.
In a report published today (Oct. 10) in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, a comprehensive analysis of decades of data on students identified as having profound ability in math describes a culturally constricted pipeline that puts American leadership in the mathematical sciences and related fields at risk.