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Women in Math

Are Women Worse at Math? It's Time to Stop Asking

Cailin O'Connor | Posted 04.05.2015 | Science
Cailin O'Connor

It has been shown that even seemingly inconsequential stimuli can lead to stereotype threat. Researchers found that female students who checked the gender box before taking their AP calculus exam, as students usually do, did worse than students who checked the box after.

Academic Fields That Cherish Sheer Genius Shun Women

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | College

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For academic fields whose members revere a "spark of genius" above all other qualities, there is a...

It's Just Not True That Women Are Bad At This

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.17.2013 | Women

One female mathematician is tired of people assuming that the lack of women in STEM fields is due to women just being worse at math and science than m...

Women in Math, Science and Medicine: Still Work to be Done

Molly Weinburgh | Posted 04.24.2013 | College
Molly Weinburgh

The number of women in the labor force is projected to be more than 78 million by 2018. Our goal should be to unleash the talents and productivity of each of them. Yes, there has been improvement. Yes, much more needs to be done.

Calling All Geek Girls: Join Our STEM Mentorship Program

Rebecca Searles | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Searles

Here at The Huffington Post, we believe a more diverse group of scientists in STEM is necessary for our nation to stay competitive, and push the boundaries of innovation. That's why we want to extend a digital helping hand to the future female leaders of STEM. Join us in our new STEM mentorship initiative, in which we connect high-school- and college-age girls with an interest in science and engineering to female leaders in these fields.

Starting A Business: TheoryMine Founder Talks Entrepreneurship, Math and Doing What You Love

Women 2.0 | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Women 2.0

Entrepreneurship is something you get addicted to. Now that I have done it once, I see business ideas everywhere. There is nothing as rewarding as doing your own thing the way you want to.

The Accidental Techie

Emily K. Schwartz | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology
Emily K. Schwartz

As women, it's critical that we open doors for young girls who do not know they exist. These are not just doors to the unknown, but doors to the "STEM" careers: opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Mae Jemison: Insights from a Barrier-Breaking Astronaut

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Dr. Mae C. Jemison is a dynamo with a great sense of humor and a long list of creds, including first African-American female astronaut to travel in ...