Giving Science The Xx Factor

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Professor Anne Glover asks whether science is still a man's world.

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Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, looks at what we are doing to encourage more girls to study science at school and beyond.

She examines the image of a scientist and at whether there are fundamental cultural barriers standing between girls and a successful science career, and wonders why, for example, medicine is still more appealing to girls than engineering? Should we simply accept that girls and boys have different talents - or work to make the world of science more appealing to girls? If Scotland can't find the answer to those questions, it will find itself with a skills shortage and no longer be a world leader in science and technology.

Professor Anne Glover asks whether science is still a man's world.

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Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, looks at what we are doing to encourage more girls to study science at school and beyond.

She examines the image of a scientist and at whether there are fundamental cultural barriers standing between girls and a successful science career, and wonders why, for example, medicine is still more appealing to girls than engineering? Should we simply accept that girls and boys have different talents - or work to make the world of science more appealing to girls? If Scotland can't find the answer to those questions, it will find itself with a skills shortage and no longer be a world leader in science and technology.

Professor Anne Glover asks whether science is still a man's world.

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Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, examines why far more women than men drop out of science careers.

While children and teenagers increasingly believe that science is no longer the preserve of men, there is still a huge discrepancy between the proportion of qualified men and women staying in science long-term.

Professor Glover asks whether that is down to fundamental differences between the sexes, to attitudes in the workplace or to unrealistic expectations on the part of women, and examines what Scotland needs to do to address the loss of some of its finest scientific talent.

Anne Glover asks why so many women drop out of science careers.

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Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, examines why far more women than men drop out of science careers.

While children and teenagers increasingly believe that science is no longer the preserve of men, there is still a huge discrepancy between the proportion of qualified men and women staying in science long-term.

Professor Glover asks whether that is down to fundamental differences between the sexes, to attitudes in the workplace or to unrealistic expectations on the part of women, and examines what Scotland needs to do to address the loss of some of its finest scientific talent.

Anne Glover asks why so many women drop out of science careers.

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Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, examines why far more women than men drop out of science careers.

While children and teenagers increasingly believe that science is no longer the preserve of men, there is still a huge discrepancy between the proportion of qualified men and women staying in science long-term.

Professor Glover asks whether that is down to fundamental differences between the sexes, to attitudes in the workplace or to unrealistic expectations on the part of women, and examines what Scotland needs to do to address the loss of some of its finest scientific talent.

Anne Glover asks why so many women drop out of science careers.

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