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.
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A recent 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.
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.