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Women in Science

In Ethiopia, a Hunger for Science

Stella Salvo | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Stella Salvo

There are hundreds of stories I could tell from my recent trip to Ethiopia four months ago-- stories of similarities and differences, of opportunity and challenges. But I want to focus here on the reason for my trip and what I hope I accomplished.

Building a Supportive Network for Women in STEM

Ming Yi | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science
Ming Yi

I have always been curious. As a young girl, I reveled in the intricacies of the simplest things, always wondering "why". After immigrating to the U.S. from China at the age of 12, I sought refuge in my math classes, because that's one language I understood.

The Secret Maoist Chinese Operation That Conquered Malaria -- and Won a Nobel

The Conversation US | Posted 10.06.2015 | World
The Conversation US

At the height of the Cultural Revolution, Project 523 -- a covert operation launched by the Chinese government and headed by a young Chinese medical researcher by the name of Tu Youyou -- discovered what has been the most powerful and effective anti-malarial drug therapy to date.

Men Educated At Ivy League Schools Vastly Outearn Female Classmates

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business

Attending the country's most prestigious schools doesn’t make you immune to the unfortunate societal stew of sexism, bias and history that driv...

An Open Letter to My Students, on the Eve of a New Semester

Jess Kapp | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Jess Kapp

As a teacher, nothing feels better than connecting with the people who will move us forward into a bright future, filled with new ideas, innovations, and ground breaking discoveries. Yes, you are the people of whom I speak.

Who Says Science Movies Don't Matter?

Deborah Berebichez | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science
Deborah Berebichez

When I was 12, my father took me to The Children's Museum in Mexico City to see a movie that I remember as Planets, Moons and Stars. It was unlike any movie I had seen before. There were no good and bad guys or furry animals -- just colorful spheres.

More Women Earning Science Degrees

Melanie Fine | Posted 08.12.2015 | Science
Melanie Fine

Ostensibly it's good that more women are entering a very male-dominated scientific world. My question is, though, what happens to these women when they finish their degrees and enter the workforce? Do they become the living embodiment of the American dream, or do they soon discover that the American dream is just as elusive as ever?

Science: The Story of Me

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

My journey to self discovery mirrors the art of science itself-- full of curiosity, challenge, exploration, and awareness to reach a conclusion. Growing to accept my own identity has been a journey somehow inexplicably linked to embracing science.

Feel Fuller by Eating Less -- an Astonishing New Diet Trick!

The Scientista Foundation | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science
The Scientista Foundation

Next time you find yourself considering which new fad diet to try -- think about changing your plateware instead. You never know -- it may just be worth putting that weight on your plate, instead of on you!

Research Doesn't Back Up Biochemist's Comments About Women Crying At Work

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science

A new front opened in science's battle of the sexes started by Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Tim Hunt who said that women should work in segregated l...

Supporters Stand By Nobel Prize Winner In Sexism Scandal

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.15.2015 | Science

After Nobel Prize winning biochemist Tim Hunt's comments about women in science sparked an Internet firestorm and forced him to resign from several po...

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 ...

ICYMI: People 'Borrow' Stories And The Disturbing Way We Get Brain Injuries

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. Our news diet this week took a depressing, gender-based turn after we read a disheartening rep...

Women Scientists' Academic-Hiring Advantage Is Unwelcome News for Some, Part 4

Wendy M. Williams | Posted 06.01.2015 | Science
Wendy M. Williams

This is Part 4 of a five-part response to critics of our recent study showing STEM faculty prefer to hire women over identically-qualified men.

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...

Applauding #girlswithtoys

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 05.20.2015 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

Over the weekend, an online firestorm erupted when an astronomer referred to "boys with toys" when talking about telescopes during an interview with NPR.

Women Scientists' Academic-Hiring Advantage Is Unwelcome News for Some: Part 3

Wendy M. Williams | Posted 05.18.2015 | Science
Wendy M. Williams

The bane of every researcher is the critic who says a study is actually about some question it was never designed to answer -- then proceeds to demean the study for failing to answer the question it never asked.

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...

Women Scientists' Academic-Hiring Advantage Is Unwelcome News for Some: Part 2

Wendy M. Williams | Posted 05.04.2015 | Science
Wendy M. Williams

Our goal was to conduct a controlled experiment to reveal attitudes about gender. This task would not be possible using real applicants giving real talks, since so many variables would be confounded.

Women Scientists' Academic-Hiring Advantage is Unwelcome News for Some: Part 1

Wendy M. Williams | Posted 06.30.2015 | Science
Wendy M. Williams

Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams Cornell University For a long time, two seemingly inconsistent phenomena coexisted, but few seemed to notice: F...

Why We Need Terrible Female Engineers

Amy Nguyen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Amy Nguyen

It needs to be okay for women to fail. We need flawed women whose mistakes represent just that -- their own mistakes. Not reflections upon our entire gender, not held up as reasons for why women aren't meant to be in tech. We need to accept women in this field who want to be here just because it's a great place to be.

Getting Women Into Science-Filled Rooms

Roberta Klatzky | Posted 06.20.2015 | Science
Roberta Klatzky

The pattern is systematic enough, however, to belie attribution to the vagaries of chance, even taking into account the fact that men considerably out-number women in senior positions in cognitive science.

Science Majors Develop Effective Communication Skills at Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're thinking about a STEM career or know of a college-bound high school girl who is, I encourage you to investigate women's colleges.

Jane Goodall Gets A Birthday Kiss

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.03.2015 | Science

Hoo hoo hoo hooray! Today is Jane Goodall's 81st birthday, and the beloved primatologist no doubt is fielding birthday wishes from her fans around the...