Thursday, December 06, 2007

Girls Sweep Top Prizes at Science Competition

The New York Times reports that, for the first time, girls have swept the top prizes at the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, a competition for high school students.

Dr. Nancy Hopkins, a biologist at MIT, reacted positively to the news, but stated that girls winning science competitions should come as no surprise. She aptly noted, “Why do people think girls can’t do science?... Where did this crazy idea ever come from?”