For decades, woman ‘computers’ worked behind the scenes while their male counterparts received recognition. The AI industry must not be an example of history repeating itself.
Studies reveal women’s research receives tougher assessment, less funding, fewer prizes and less citation than men’s.
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With an evidence-based strategy and careful evaluation, gender parity in science is achievable.
The Herschel Museum in Bath, England, has a new display of a handwritten draft of Caroline Herschel’s memoirs.
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Astronomer Caroline Herschel’s work discovering and cataloging astronomical objects in the 18th century is still used in the field today, but she didn’t always get her due credit.
While Black and Hispanic workers made up 14% and 19% of the population in 2021, they made up only 9% and 8% of the STEM workforce.
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Diverse teams can not only solve engineering problems more effectively, but the outcomes tend to be more inclusive, as a geographer and feminist scholar explains.
Lise Meitner, in the front row, sits alongside many male colleagues at the Seventh Solvay Physics Conference in 1933.
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The trailer for ‘Oppenheimer’ fails to include female physicists, which is indicative of a broader media trend that, if reversed, could lead to greater gender diversity in science.
Overall, women receive a smaller share of research funding – but it’s not due to how applications are weighed up. The problem starts with the workforce itself.
Elizabeth Campbell operating the Floyd Telescope, 1922 total solar eclipse.
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History might give you the impression astronomical discoveries were only done by men. But women were participating in scientific expeditions of eclipses too, even though it wasn’t easy.
Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, was more than just another mathematician.
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Lovelace was a prodigious math talent who learned from the giants of her time, but her linguistic and creative abilities were also important in her invention of computer programming.
When women are present on boards of directors, cyber risk management improves.
A new study finds that women improve cyber risk management by bringing new perspectives and skills to the decision-making process of company boards.
Hammerhead sharks schooling near Costa Rica’s Cocos Island.
A study offers evidence that marine biology’s biggest stage is broken, and suggests ways to fix it.
Although female inventorship has grown over the years, 15 years’ worth of patent outcomes from IP Australia suggests inventing is still a luxury for women.
With unprecedented skills shortages looming in Australia, more than ever we need gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Here’s what needs to happen.
Connecting studies to the real world, mentoring and building community make all the difference.
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Research shows underrepresented people in STEM studies thrive in learning environments that address their need to belong, feel competent and find meaning in their work.
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If mining workplaces are anything to go by, the clean energy sector will have their work cut out for them to retain women in the workforce.
We’ve come a long time since women were deemed too “hormonal” to be sent into space. Yet gender bias is an issue women in the field still reckon with every day.
Research shows women who study engineering do better when mentored by other women.
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A negative environment dissuades many women engineering students from staying in the field. Can colleges and universities do anything to reverse the trend?
Moms in Protoemics works to remove barriers so people can flourish and pave the way for the next generation of scientists to advance even further.
Moms in Proteomics hopes to ensure a sustainable and productive international community of expertly trained scientists, coupled with the necessary resources and tools to balance motherhood.
Zero-sum competitive environments that set up winners and losers may be less appealing to women.
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A focus on raw intellectual talent may unintentionally create a cutthroat workplace culture. New research suggests women’s preference to avoid that environment may contribute to gender gaps in some fields.
Tu Youyou shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015.
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Discover the stories of five trailblazing women – Tharp, Nice, Tu, Noether and Wu – who worked in STEM during the 20th century.