Girls rule in science competition

Siemen's high-profile Competition in Math, Science & Technology is dominated by female competitors this year.

Young women won the top two prizes in Siemen's national math and science competition for the first time in its 9-year history. Besides winning substantial scholarships and the glory of primacy, at least one winner has had her research published in a professional journal and was deemed to be working "at a graduate student level." Young women accounted for 48 percent of entrants in the contest.

So much for speculation that girls just aren't into science.

Read the full story at Business Week.

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