Statistical panorama of female physics graduate students for 2000-2010 in Peru

María Luisa Cerón Loayza, Aurelio Bravo Cabrejos

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Abstract

We report the results of a statistical study on the number of women entering the undergraduate and master's programs of physics at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Peru. From 2006 through 2010, 13 female students entered the master's degree program but no females graduated with the degree. Considering that Peru is a developing country, a career in physics is not considered an attractive professional choice even for male students because it is thought that there are no work centers to practice this profession. We recommend that the causes preventing female physics students from completing their studies and research work be analyzed, and that strategies be planned to help women complete their academic work. We are considering getting help from the Peruvian Physics Society (SOPERFI) in order to draw more attention for our plan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen in Physics - 4th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
Pages136-137
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event4th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics - Stellenbosch, South Africa
Duration: 5 Apr 20118 Apr 2011

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1517
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference4th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
CountrySouth Africa
CityStellenbosch
Period5/04/118/04/11

Keywords

  • Peru
  • women in physics

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