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University of Colorado at Boulder

Physics Class

Caption: Associate Professor Noah Finkelstein teaches a CU-Boulder physics class. Like most courses in physics at CU and elsewhere, the students are predominantly male, and researchers observe a "gender gap" in test scores that is not fully attributable to preparation and aptitude. The CU-Boulder team found that a simple writing exercise can significantly reduce the gender gap.

Credit: Noah Larsen

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