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Female Scientists

Sexism in Science Is Alive and Kicking

Mercy Mascreen Davidson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Science
Mercy Mascreen Davidson

Professor Tim Hunt, a knighted and Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, resigned from his position at University College London after making inappropriate, sexist comments about women scientists at a conference in Seoul, South Korea.

The Problem With Sir Tim Hunt's Comments About Women in Science

Dr. Zoe Schnepp | Posted 06.12.2015 | Science
Dr. Zoe Schnepp

I realize that Sir Tim Hunt probably thought he was being light-hearted or funny, but in a world where women still face real discrimination in science it is spectacularly inappropriate for someone so prominent to say the things he has said.

Nobel Prize Winner Resigns After Sexist Remarks

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | Science

LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) - A British Nobel laureate has resigned as a professor at a London university after saying women scientists should work in...

Female Scientists Respond Brilliantly To Biochemist Calling Women Distractions

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.11.2015 | Science

After asserting that female scientists should be segregated from their male peers because they distract them, fall in love with them and cry, British ...

Meet 12 Women In STEM Who Just Broke The Glass Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.28.2015 | Science

Science, technology, engineering and math have long been male-dominated fields. Though barriers still exist, female scientists are making inroads into...

#GirlsWithToys Campaign Proves Once And For All That Women Have A Place In STEM

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News

Here's yet another reminder that women totally kick ass in any field they want. Shrinivas Kulkarni, astronomy and planetary science professor at t...

3 Unsung Women Who Changed Science Forever

Posted 05.05.2015 | OWN

Some of history's unsung innovators get their due in the new book Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science -- and the World by Rachel Swaby. A s...

Invite-a-Scientist

Heather Heenehan | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science
Heather Heenehan

In April I asked a group of sixth graders from Beaufort Middle School in North Carolina, "Do I look like a scientist to you?" A young boy sitting in the corner of the room loudly answered, "Uh, yeah. Why not?"

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

Female Scientists Do Roam Among Us, and Gasp! Some Even Wear Lipstick

Lynda Bekore | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Lynda Bekore

We fixate on the minutiae of score-keeping and numbers-balancing, of how much pink vs. blue, of how the evil patriarchy is ruining girls' lives, while we ignore the forest for the trees.

A Female Scientist Is Entitled to Her Title

Dr. Paula Kavathas | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Dr. Paula Kavathas

If there is one 2014 resolution I hope the media makes good on, it's a vow to describe female scientists with words that fairly and respectfully convey the extent of their accomplishments. An example at the end of 2013 illustrates why.

This Is What Inspires Girls In Stem

The Huffington Post | Gina Ryder | Posted 10.11.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affectin...

Advice for Scientists Visiting K-12 Classrooms

Heather Heenehan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Heather Heenehan

I realized I can help by sharing my experiences visiting middle school classrooms, writing lesson plans and taking part in activities specifically targeted at getting girls interested in STEM. I thought I would put together my top five pieces of advice for scientists visiting K-12 classrooms.

Why Don't Girls Grok Physics?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science
Tara Chklovski

Have you ever noticed how girls' toys are mostly static? Dolls, kitchen sets and stuffed animals don't demonstrate concepts of forces, momentum, cause and effect, control, friction, balance and inertia.

Can This Solve Wikipedia's Women Problem?

Posted 08.26.2013 | Women

Wikipedia has a notable woman problem -- but one group of women is determined to start fixing it. Earlier this month, Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wa...

How My Science Project Helped Me Meet The President

Deepika Kurup | Posted 07.16.2013 | Teen
Deepika Kurup

I understand that all NFL players have put their heart and soul into football and have practiced hours on end to be where they are now. But then what about the scientists, who are unraveling the mysteries of our world, to better humankind?

Another Thing Hurting Women In Science

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.22.2013 | Women

Working in the sciences is notoriously challenging for women -- men outnumber and out-earn them across the biological, life, physical and social scien...

New Research Vessel To Be Named For Fallen Shuttle Astronaut

Posted 04.15.2013 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 04/15/2013 06:08 AM EDT on SPACE.com The United States Navy's first academic research ship to be named for a wom...

The War Over Math and Reading

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling | Posted 05.27.2013 | Science
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

I don't want to slow down the engine that is promoting improved access for girls and women in science and technology. But Stoet and Geary's data actually beg for answers about educating the low achievers.

We Let Down Lieutenant Uhura

Nessa Carey | Posted 05.18.2013 | Science
Nessa Carey

What's deeply depressing for most women, and perhaps particularly for those of us who work in science, is how little progress we seem to have made in the world outside Starfleet Academy.

50 Of The Most Influential Women In Health

The Huffington Post | The Healthy Living Staff | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Clara Barton, Michelle Obama and others.

Five Reasons Women Trail Men In Science

Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/06/2013 01:05 PM EST on LiveScience Though women now receive half the doctorates in ...

So Many Exoplanets... So Few Women Scientists

Sara Seager | Posted 03.16.2013 | Science
Sara Seager

The paucity of impact-making announcements by female astronomers in general is dreadful. How can it be, that well over a century after the first women received PhDs in astronomy, women have failed to match their male peers in this and other aspects of STEM academia?

WATCH: Women Scientists' Hilarious Video Response

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women

Dance parties, drawing math problems in lipstick on the bathroom mirror and spying on cute male research subjects? That's the day in the life of a ...

Why Female Scientists Are a Rarity

Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire | Posted 01.14.2013 | Women
Ashley Bush and Raphaela Sapire

Growing up, we loved science class. We brewed steaming potions by mixing chemicals; created ice cream by shaking salt, ice and sugar; and crafted volcanoes made out of clay. Somewhere along the line, however, our interest in pursuing the sciences disappeared.