Study Reveals Science Bias

A study concluding that science professors across the country hold marked biases against female undergraduates has been released by Yale University, condemning both male and female professors and attributing the lopsided tendencies to “subconscious cultural influences rather than overt or deliberate discrimination,” according to the New York Times.

By presenting professors with nearly identical applications—one “John” and one “Jennifer”—for a lab manager position, the study gaged the biases of 127 professors across the sciences. John was given a competence score of 4 and offered a starting salay of $30,328. Jennifer was offered only $$26,508 with a score of 3.3.

 

–Adam I. W. Schwartzman