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Women in Science

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 05.01.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.21.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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...

How a First-Generation, Female Immigrant Found Her Passion in Science

Stella Salvo | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Stella Salvo

I want to thank all the people in my life who have inspired me to pursue a career in science, and try to inspire other young women who might be interested in science. That is why I'm sharing my personal story, to pay it forward.

Why The World Should Know The Names of These 5 Women In STEM

Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact

In 2011, women made up only one quarter of the American workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and their presence in co...

Nico Pitney

The Incredible True Tale Of "The Queen Of Neuroscience" And Her Nobel Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 02.19.2015 | Science

A little girl raised on a faraway island. Her town is small, deeply religious. Dancing is forbidden; family members speak of spirits, and superstition...

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...

The Lyon Queen -- Dead, But Never Forgotten

Nessa Carey | Posted 03.11.2015 | Science
Nessa Carey

There is no doubt about the magnitude of the impact of Mary Lyon's work. Her achievements are all the more remarkable when you learn about the level of discrimination she faced as a woman in science.

IGNITE: Technology Is a Women's Rights Issue

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

From the Internet to mobile phones, technology enables us to connect with each other and the world around us in new and innovative ways. Yet there is a serious gender gap when it comes to technological access, literacy, and influence.

Sir Isaac Newton and the Inadvertent Feminist

Eugene Ramos | Posted 01.18.2015 | Science
Eugene Ramos

When I wrote Newton's Laws of Emotion, I didn't set out to create Sophia, Sir Isaac Newton's romantic interest in the film, as a role model for girls. But now that I have, I dearly hope that one day if this movie ever makes it to the big screen, a young girl will point at Sophia and say, "I want to be like her."

Sexism Is Alive and Well in Medicine

Elizabeth Horn | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Horn

While demographic data may suggest otherwise, I still consider myself a minority, albeit a less common one. I am a young woman in medicine, and I am a natural blonde.

From Cooking to Conservation: Women Take Action to Protect the Planet

Meg Lowman | Posted 01.06.2015 | Science
Meg Lowman

In my work as a conservation biologist, I often find myself as the only woman at the table. Despite the many advances of women in the boardroom and on the corporate payroll, the world of conservation brokers remains male-dominated. Why not engage the other 51 percent of the population?

Jane Goodall Shows John Oliver How To Eat A Banana Chimp-Style

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.03.2014 | Science

Having worked with chimps for over 50 years, Jane Goodall is more than comfortable hanging out with primates -- and it turns out she can hold her own ...

These Cringe-Worthy Stories Show It Can Be Hard For Women In Science

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science

Are sexist comments keeping women from pursuing careers in science and technology? When we posed that question to users on the Whisper app, the res...

How to Raise a Woman Scientist

Meg Lowman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Science
Meg Lowman

Although things have changed considerably for women in the world of science since the brave and bold Marie Curie began paving the way, there are still far too few women pursuing science careers, including my own field of forest canopy biology. Simply put, we're missing out on a tremendous number of great minds.

Are Nasty Comments Like These Keeping Women Out Of Science?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science

"It's death by a thousand cuts. Every day you’re faced with some comment, some snide remark, some inability to get a name on a research paper. And w...

5 Traditionally Male Jobs You Didn't Know Women Pioneered

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

Today, women make up nearly half of America's workforce, and counting. But even as women achieve new levels of success at work, some fields remain hea...

Christian Women in Science Celebrate First Year -- And Are Reaching for More!

Lynn Billman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion
Lynn Billman

'I don't have to filter what I say!' Sharon Petzinger, a wildlife biologist who studies birds for the state of New Jersey, said this to me with a light of joy in her eyes. Hannah Ryan, a grad student at the University of Colorado, echoed the sentiment.