The difference between the numbers of men versus women who chose to go into a STEM-related field is very great. The reason for this can be attributed to one particular math class, calculus. While daunting, it is a necessary requisite for STEM. However, despite the ability to pass calculus, many women often lack the confidence in themselves to do so, causing them to go into other areas, hence the variance between the genders.
This Popular Math Class Is At The Heart Of The STEM Gender Gap, Study Suggests