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The Gender Gap in Math and Science Careers

NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to Nicole Weekes, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Pomona College in Southern California, about whether gender differences explain why more men than women take up careers in math or science. Harvard University President Lawrence Summers recently suggested that such differences in part accounted for the gender gap science and math related jobs.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).