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Women in Science

Female Trainees In The Sciences Report Harassment And Assault

Julienne Rutherford | Posted 07.29.2014 | Science
Julienne Rutherford

Our main findings -- that women trainees were disproportionately targeted for abuse, and that targets generally felt they had few avenues to report or resolve these problems -- suggest that at least some science field sites are neither safe nor inclusive.

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.16.2014 | 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.

Pink Is the New Red

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 07.11.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

The girl who'd thrust her hand high in the air when the red planet was offered up to the group claimed Mars. "Why did you want to be Mars?" I asked her afterwards. I was not prepared for her unabashed reply: "I like pink. It was closest to pink."

The First Female Astronomer

Mario Livio | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

In 2009 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) held its general assembly in Rio de Janeiro. Of the 2,109 participants, 667 (or 31.6 percent) were women. Indeed, in recent years, the fraction of women among astronomers has been growing continuously. But who is considered to have been the first female astronomer?

Should Women Avoid Jobs in STEM?

Stella Kasdagli | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Stella Kasdagli

As various studies have shown, boys are not genetically better at math or science than girls. It is our social perceptions and stereotypes that keep girls and women following related courses, choosing STEM-related study fields and performing their best at them.

Outreach Key to Increasing STEM Student Population

Lisa S. Coico | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Lisa S. Coico

I eagerly await the opening of the City College Center for Discovery and Innovation, a 200,000-square-foot facility on our south campus that will hous...

Her Solution for Getting More Girls Interested in STEM

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Only after recently learning that her childhood experience is more atypical than typical, Flynn decided to do something to share her STEM passion with young girls.

Why We Need Women to Advance in Science

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD | Posted 05.24.2014 | Science
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD

Women have been investigating the natural world since antiquity -- but probably a lot of people would be hard-pressed to name a female scientist besides Marie Curie.

How This Shark-Loving, Lacrosse Player Found Her Joy at a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Because her campus visit went well, Jordy was warming up to the idea of attending a women's college. But she wanted to learn more about Converse and decided that an overnight stay would be a good idea.

What if a Woman Wants to Believe in Both Jesus and Science?

Lynn Billman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
Lynn Billman

This may seem a strange question to many of you, but it is not strange to a young Christian, "on fire for Christ" as we say, who is also on fire to ...

The Easiest Way To Help Women In Science

Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

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...

STEM Girls Become FUN Gals at Cedar Crest College

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Only a few years ago, Jessica Hile, Jenette Stadnik, Natalie Akers and Julia Kelly were STEM girls; now in college they continue to explore their interests. Jessica is in her junior year and is majoring in biodiversity and conservation biology.

Women in Science: Standing on the Edge

Adele Gulfo | Posted 02.10.2014 | Science
Adele Gulfo

Who is responsible for helping women break down barriers? The answer is simple: We all are. As individuals, we can each take action in the workplace -- for example, by sponsoring other talented women, advocating on behalf of a worthy candidate and recommending her for a career opportunity.

The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize: Praising Pioneers in Biomedical Research

Jeanne Garbarino | Posted 02.02.2014 | Science
Jeanne Garbarino

Dr. Paul Greengard used the entirety of his 2000 Nobel Prize winnings to establish the Pearl Meister Greengard (PMG) Prize, which spotlights the extraordinary achievements of women in science and hopefully inspires future generations of women in their pursuit of scientific careers.

Science YouTuber Delivers The Perfect Response To Sexist Commenters

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.04.2013 | Women

Science communicator and Field Museum Chief Curiosity Correspondent Emily Graslie is no stranger to tackling tough subjects on camera for her web seri...

What Collegiate Female Inventors Want You to Know

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Jayme Cellitioci

Feeling like a true 21st century worker, as I telecommute from my home office -- my left hand holding an earl grey latte from an indie coffee shop, my right hand closing the tab of a "We the Geeks" Google+ Hangout.

Alone In A Room Full Of Science Writers

medium.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

You've probably seen this photo of a little black boy patting President Obama's head. Yes, the photo is adorable and yes, it makes the President insta...

Changing Our Message

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jayme Cellitioci

They knew there was short-term evidence that these programs engaged girls and excited them about science. What they wondered though was whether these programs had long-term (5-25+ years) impacts on young women's lives.

Lady Scientists Organize Mass Wikipedia Edit to Honor Ada Lovelace Day

jezebel.com | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science

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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...

Sasha Belenky

Football's Concussion Crisis, Why There Aren't More Women In Science & More Must-Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

1. Football's Concussion Crisis This week, Frontline aired "League of Denial," its highly anticipated investigation into the connection between...

Putting the Feminism in Funding

Meaghan Emery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Meaghan Emery

This year's funding application season is almost upon us, which means that my fellow students and I are getting ready for another round of talking ourselves up and finding ways to make our research sound important to people who don't know anything about it. And in a surprising* twist of fate, all my female colleagues and I have to work harder to get these than our penis-possessing** counterparts.

5 Women Who Should Have Won the Nobel Prize

Anna Leahy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Anna Leahy

It's Nobel Prize season! The three big science categories -- physiology or medicine, physics, and chemistry--were just announced on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Of the eight science winners, how many are women? Zero!

Why Are There So Few Women in Science, Continued

Joan Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Joan Williams

Twenty years of work by myself and Mary Ann Mason confirms Eileen Pollack's worry that things don't look good for women in science. The threshold problem is one Pollack discusses in only a sentence or two: the impact of children.

Why Are There Still So Few Women In Science?

www.nytimes.com | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Last summer, researchers at Yale published a study proving that physicists, chemists and biologists are likely to view a young male scientist more fav...