Is it gender discrimination to offer scholarships for women in STEM?

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'For years, there have been calls to get more women pursuing an education in fields like science, technology, engineering and math. But now, some are questioning whether colleges have violated gender discrimination laws as they worked to correct gender imbalances in the STEM fields.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the US Department of Education has opened investigations into several US universities that offer female-only scholarships, awards and other educational opportunities in science-related fields. The investigation is examining whether offering female-only opportunities is a violation of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally-funded education program or activity.

Recent research from YouGov finds that Americans are almost equally split: 39 percent believe that offering female-only scholarships is a violation of gender discrimination laws; 38 percent believe it’s not.'

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