"Science doesn't have a gender," says School of Engineering and Computing Sciences Dean Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., in a Long Island Business News (subscription required) article about the growing number of women in biotechnology.
"We should be moving toward parity. There's no reason why science and technology should continue to be gender-discriminated." Anid says gender barriers exist in any field but that sexism "shouldn't stop anyone" from pursuing their chosen profession. At NYIT, she notes, half of all biotech students and almost 70 percent of all biology students are female.