Colleges Move to Close Gender Gap in Science

Melissa Korn:

Women make up more than half of students on U.S. college campuses, but receive only about two of every 10 degrees in high-paying and in-demand fields such as computer science and engineering, according to federal data.

Administrators say there is no easy fix to the mismatch, which could be key in maintaining the nation’s long-term economic strength. But recent efforts to recruit women to the hard sciences and more technical fields,…