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.
Women have a valuable role to play across scientific disciplines - but can’t do this without proper support.
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Young academies, which generally represent early career scientists, fared far better than their senior counterparts - a promising sign for the future.
How seriously people take particular scientific disciplines partly depends on how many women enter them.
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The proportion of women in a discipline influences how rigorous and trustworthy people rate the field overall, as well as whether they categorize a STEM field as a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science.
Working from home comes with many distractions.
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Many scientists stuck at home during university closures dealt with increased domestic responsibilities. But some groups had it worse than others.
The number of cybersecurity jobs is expected to grow up to 33% in the near future.
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A comic-based curriculum for after-school programs could hold the key to unlocking girls’ interest in careers in cybersecurity.
Research tracking teachers, classes and their grades over many years shows gender bias has long-term impacts on students’ performance and their post-school study choices.
Women who got their start in the male-dominated profession 40 years ago have advice for today’s newcomers in STEM.
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A survey of 251 women engineers who graduated from college in the 1970s sheds light on the experiences of these professional pioneers.
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We spoke to 332 Year 3 students about what they want to be when they grow up. Some responses raised alarms.
Frances Arnold received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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Science fields are improving at being more inclusive. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
A new study reveals how female climate scientists are perceived by their peers during media interviews.
Excluding, silencing and discouraging so many brilliant minds carries a very heavy cost, not just to the women directly impacted, but to all of humanity.
Eunice Foote described the greenhouse gas effects of carbon dioxide in 1856.
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The results of Foote’s simple experiments were confirmed through hundreds of tests by scientists in the US and Europe. It happened more than a century ago.
Science teaches you many skills. Even if you don’t plan for a science related career, including a science subject in your senior years can provide a good balance. But only if you’re interested.
Glenn, in the NASA mailroom, received letters from fans of all ages.
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John Glenn would have turned 100 on July 18, 2021. Today’s space program is a giant leap more inclusive than when he made his pioneering orbit of the Earth in 1962.
Tube worms, anemones and mussels clustered near a hydrothermal vent on the Galapagos Rift.
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Oceanographer Robert D. Ballard, who is best known for finding the wreck of Titanic, has written a memoir recounting his biggest discoveries and calling for more ocean exploration.
An analysis of data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has found the gender gap in maths tests increased where papers contained more multiple choice questions.