onsdag 28 juni 2017

Women flocking to statistics, the newly hot, high-tech field of data science

Jake Crandall/For The Washington Post
The Washington Post:
The numbers of women in science and technology are dismal: Barely 18 percent of computer science degrees go to women. Women make up 11 percent of math faculty. Nearly half of the women who graduate with engineering degrees never enter the profession, or leave soon after. As the demand explodes for workers in high-tech professions who can analyze the staggering amounts of raw digital data produced every year, women barely register.

Except in one field: statistics. Read more....