Correction for “Female representation in STEM fields lacking” published on Oct. 9, 2013

In the Oct. 9, 2013, edition of The Daily Illini, the article “Female representation in STEM fields lacking” incorrectly quoted Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler saying, “It took the mechanical engineering department 130 years to hire a female engineer in a 10-year tenure track.” This paraphrase should not have been written as a direct quote. The article incorrectly referenced “10-year tenure track” where it should have only referenced “tenure track.” The article incorrectly quoted Hsiao-Wecksler saying, “Only 4.4 percent of students across the country pursue bachelor’s degrees in engineering.” The quote should have read, “Only 4.4 percent of students across the country graduate with bachelor’s degrees in engineering.” A paraphrase was wrongly attributed to Hsaio-Wecksler. “Most faculty in the sciences work on average about 50 hours a week up through age 62, leaving little time to be around family” should have been attributed to an American Progress report. In addition, information in question, which was attributed to the source, has been removed from the online version of the article. The Daily Illini regrets these errors.