Female-Only ‘Nerd’ Dorm Helps Keep Women in Engineering

Stephanie Klein-Davis for The Chronicle

Women chat and study at Hypatia, a Virginia Tech residence hall just for female 
engineering students. Those who live in the special housing are more likely 
to stick with their engineering major, the university says.
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Coming from a small school district in Ohio where few girls took part in intensive mathematics or science classes, Callie Zawaski was an outlier. "I may have been the only person in my grade who was excited by STEM classes," she says.

After being...

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