by Natalie Koski-Karell, Intern,
National Women’s Law Center
Title IX applies to all types of educational programs and activities and requires all schools that receive federal funding to provide equal opportunities to male and female students, including an often-overlooked aspect of education: girls’ participation in math and science.
Female students’ participation rates in upper-level STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are nowhere near on par with their male counterparts. For example, according to a recent report by AAUW, in 2006, women engineering students received only 19.5 percent