Women changing stereotypes of math and science

April 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm in Grand Forks Herald

Korey Southerland couldn’t believe it when she heard why some of her female classmates at UND were dropping out of fields of study already short on women. “A few of my friends said, ‘Well, girls just aren’t good at math,’” she recalled. Yet she understood their self-doubt, having been there herself in middle school and high school. Growing up, she said, she wasn’t good in school, and, yes, she wasn’t good at math. She channeled her frustration into organizing the first Women in Science organization at UND to support and encourage women to pursue careers in math and science. Continue Reading