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Female Scientists

Invite-a-Scientist

Heather Heenehan | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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 03.19.2013 | 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.

Gender Bias and the Sciences

James M. Gentile | Posted 01.01.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Two recent studies shed important empirical light on gender bias in the sciences and should be cause for great scrutiny and reflection by America's universities and colleges. If we are to continue to be preeminent in science and technology, we must engage women fully in that challenge.

Gender Bias and America's Science Preeminence

James M. Gentile | Posted 12.04.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

Two events in September spoke in profound ways about the role of women in science, and together they hold an important lesson for America's challenge of maintaining its global science preeminence.

Women in Science

Rui Dai | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Rui Dai

Walk through any hospital, and in all probability, the majority of physicians honored on wooden panels will be men. When we think of scientists or physicians, we do not picture in our minds a woman, but instead the stereotypical white male.

Empowering Women in STEM

Susannah Meyer | Posted 11.20.2012 | Teen
Susannah Meyer

L'Oréal USA celebrated its annual Women in Science awards on Thursday, September 13 at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. The night empowered girls to explore their interests.

More Female Scientists Are Showing Up In Action Movies

Slate | Posted 07.05.2012 | Women

It's hard to decide when the James Bond franchise hit bottom (before being resuscitated by Daniel Craig in the 2006 remake of Casino Royale). But a go...

These Teen Girls Are Going To Change The World! (WATCH)

Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

Talk about girl power -- three American high school girls made headlines in November when they swept the 2011 international Google Science Fair, earni...

MIT Makes Strides With Women Scientists: Report

AP | MARK PRATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has succeeded in boosting the number of women on its science and engineering faculties and in...