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The Women In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics On the Air! website is an audio resource for young girls, young women, parents, middle and high school teachers, college professors, guidance counselors, researchers, organizational leaders, and anyone interested in learning more about the past, present, and future role of women in science and technology education, fields, and careers.
Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory
"Motherhood, the Elephant.." began as a project initiated by a single post about work life balance in a Listserve for scientists. It is a forum for discussing the difficulties (and joys) of juggling job and family.
Climbing the Technical Ladder: Obstacles and Solutions for Mid-Level Women in Technology
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, in collaboration with the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, announced the publication of its groundbreaking study on the barriers and facilitators of technical women's advancement.
The Changing Face of Science at the National Academies
The National Academies has just released a booklet that celebrates diversity in science, engineering, and medicine through the profiles of individuals who have contributed to the success of the American scientific enterprise and to the mission of the National Academies.
Tracking the Reasons Many Girls Avoid Science and Math
New research by a team that includes vocational psychologists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) indicates that the self-confidence instilled by parents and teachers is more important for young girls learning math and science than their initial interest.
Many Black Women Veer Off Path to Tenure, Researchers Say
Black women appear to be substantially less likely than other segments of the population to get on and stay on academe's tenure track, according to a forthcoming report commissioned by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.
NSF Launches New Engineering Research Centers and National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
Inter-disciplinary collaboration has become almost a mantra at research-intensive universities. In addition, international collaboration in science and engineering has become a critical approach for bringing together ideas from many research traditions to enable solutions to some of the most pressing problems of our time. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has been recently encouraging and funding efforts to bring researchers together from multiple disciplinary backgrounds and across national borders.
Grads With Internships Have Job Market Edge
New college graduates looking for a job will likely have an edge over their competition if they have participated in an internship or otherwise gained work-related experience, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Challenging Conventional Wisdom on STEM Supply
The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology tackled some familiar questions Tuesday, such as how to boost the number of students in technical fields and how to encourage more partnerships between colleges and the private sector. But not all of their answers fell neatly in line with conventional wisdom.
New Questions on Women, Academe and Careers
In field after field, women either outperform or equal men – only to lag in key positions in academe (or in other careers that attract the highly educated). Identifying the causes for these gender gaps has become increasingly urgent as colleges find their enrollments increasingly female and some formerly male dominated fields struggle to attract enough talent.
Study Ties Wage Disparities To Outlook on Gender Roles
Men with egalitarian attitudes about the role of women in society earn significantly less on average than men who hold more traditional views about women's place in the world, according to a study reported in September.
Adjusting to Corporate Culture
It's easier for engineering Ph.D.'s to land that first nonacademic job than for humanists, but they face the same challenges in the workplace
The Persistent Glass Ceiling in the Chemical Industry
Even though women have been so well represented among degree recipients in chemistry, they have only barely made it into the board room of most major chemical companies according to data presented in a recent article in Chemical and Engineering News.