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Male Scientists Throughout History Described As If They Were Women
"Pierre Curie, married and proud father of two, found time for love and family during his short scientific career."
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Sexism in Science Is Alive and Kicking
Mercy Mascreen Davidson
Senior Research Scientist, Columbia University Medical Center
Professor Tim Hunt, a knighted and Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, resigned from his position at University College London after making inappropriate, sexist comments about women scientists at a conference in Seoul, South Korea.
The Problem With Sir Tim Hunt's Comments About Women in Science
Dr. Zoe Schnepp
Birmingham Fellow in the School of Chemistry at the University...
I realize that Sir Tim Hunt probably thought he was being light-hearted or funny, but in a world where women still face real discrimination in science it is spectacularly inappropriate for someone so prominent to say the things he has said.
Nobel Prize Winner Resigns After Sexist Remarks
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"Tim Hunt has today resigned from his position as Honorary Professor with the UCL Faculty of Life Sciences, following comments
Female Scientists Respond Brilliantly To Biochemist Calling Women Distractions [UPDATE]
"Girls" in the science community meanwhile responded brilliantly to Hunt's lunacy on Twitter. Inequality for women in science
Meet 12 Women In STEM Who Just Broke The Glass Ceiling
Science, technology, engineering and math have long been male-dominated fields. Though barriers still exist, female scientists
Powerful #GirlsWithToys Campaign Proves Once And For All That Women Have A Place In STEM
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3 Unsung Women Who Changed Science Forever
Some of history's unsung innovators get their due in the new book Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science -- and the World
Ph.D. Candidate at the Duke University Marine Lab
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
Women’s College Alumna, Advocate, and Blogger
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.
Memo to Chicken Little: Female Scientists Do Roam Among Us, and Gasp! Some Even Wear Lipstick
Content Director, Tarkenton Co.
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
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology, Yale Unive...
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
"I am genuinely inspired by the power of the human mind and spirit. Throughout my undergraduate career I have learned that
5 Ways Scientists Can Engage Youth On Classroom Visits
Ph.D. Candidate at the Duke University Marine Lab
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?
Founder, CEO, Iridescent
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.
'Storming Wikipedia' Project Tackles The Site's 'Women Problem'
Students will be given lists of women who have played key roles in science and technology, and will study where they are
A STEM Girl's Opportunities: From Science to the White House
15-year-old high school freshman from Nashua, NH; winner of th...
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?
Women In Science Disadvantaged: Work By Male Scientists Associated With Higher Quality
“The overall conclusion,” the researchers wrote in the study, “is that male scholars will have a much smoother ride.” The
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The War Over Math and Reading
Professor Emerita of Biology and Gender Studies
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
Author, scientist, trainer
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.
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