Professors in science still are biased toward men. That's according to a new blind study by Yale University. They study says they're less likely to hire or mentor women students.
The study shows professors think male science students are more competent.
Schools like RIT say they're working with students and faculty not to be part of that trend.
"The professors really almost go out of their way to make you feel accommodated here at RIT," Engineering student Madalyn Murphy said.
RIT's women in science program also works on building female students' confidence. It pairs students with faculty mentors, helps them network and even takes female students into labs before their male classmates.
"Some of the things we're trying to do is educate our students and faculty that those biases exist," Betsy Dell, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and technology said. "So they can know how to counteract that."
The study shows the bias spans all sciences not one in particular. It also showed most professors were unintentionally being biased.