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Women in Science and Engineering

In most fields of science and engineering, the participation of women has increased since 1995. The figures from the National Science Foundation show the trends in enrollment for engineering, computer sciences, physics, math and statistics, and biosciences.

NSF Women Enrollment in Engineering, 1995, 2004, 2014 NSF Women Enrollment in Engineering, 1995, 2004, 2014 Credit: National Science Foundation

NSF Women Enrollment in Computer sciences, 1995, 2004, 2014 NSF Women Enrollment in Computer sciences, 1995, 2004, 2014 Credit: National Science Foundation

NSF Women Enrollment in Physics, 1995, 2004, 2014 NSF Women Enrollment in Physics, 1995, 2004, 2014 Credit: National Science Foundation

NSF Women Enrollment in Mathematics and Statistics, 1995, 2004, 2014 NSF Women Enrollment in Mathematics and Statistics, 1995, 2004, 2014 Credit: National Science Foundation

NSF Women Enrollment in Biosciences and Social Sciences, 1995–2014 NSF Women Enrollment in Biosciences and Social Sciences, 1995–2014 Credit: National Science Foundation

In terms of occupations, the National Science Foundation reports that 28% of science and engineering jobs in 2015 are held by women. Over all occupations, women make up 47% of the workforce.

NSF Women Scientists and Engineers Working in Science and Engineering Occupations: 2015 NSF Women Scientists and Engineers Working in Science and Engineering Occupations: 2015 Credit: National Science Foundation