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Women in Science

Why We Need Women to Advance in Science

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD | Posted 03.24.2014 | 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 03.25.2014 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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 | 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 | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science


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 | 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? | 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...

Toy Company Unveils First Female Scientist

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science

Wearing glasses and a lab coat, and holding out two Erlenmeyer flasks, Professor C. Bodin (as her nametag reads) is Lego's first female scientist. Th...

Why First-Year STEM Girls Attend Women's Colleges

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Women's colleges provide an empowering environment for their STEM students. Disproving all the silly myths about women in science, these young women focus on what they want: the best possible environment to pursue their career dreams.

What Women Want

The Scientista Foundation | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women
The Scientista Foundation

So what do we Gen Y Scientistas really want? We want people to stop telling us that we aren't innately interested in science. We want to be able to form study groups in our male dominated classes without being left out. We want to be able to do research not in isolation.

28 Female Thinkers You Should Know, Even If Wired Magazine Doesn't

Posted 09.16.2013 | Women

When Wired magazine set about compiling their recently released "101 Signals" list of the "best reporters, writers and thinkers on the Internet -- the...

PHOTOS: All 16 Nobel-Winning Women Scientists

The Huffington Post | Adam Toobin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Science

Women make up a bit more than half of the world’s population, yet even in the most developed countries, men hold the lion's share of jobs in STEM (s...

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...

Sign Up For The Girls In STEM Newsletter

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 11.07.2013 | Technology

Since HuffPost launched the Girls In STEM Mentorship Program last December, we've paired over 300 girls interested in science, technology, engineering...