Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Women in Science Update: News Link Dump

I'm hopelessly far behind on the women in science updates so what follows here is my start and then realization that if I didn't just cut and paste, I'd never get it written at all. Apologies for the formatting but there are some good links below.

A recently released National Academies report found bias against women in academic science and engineering. It’s been generating a lot of press Here’s a link to the actual report: Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering.

Another National Academies report from earlier this year dealt with a similar topic: To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in Science and Engineering.

Here’s a roundup of the reporting/editorializing/spinning. Please add more links in the comments.

New ADVANCE awards announced for Iowa State, Cornell University, and others.


One way that I stay on top of the news about women in STEM is to have Google send me an alert once a week. Usually I integrate them with the bloglines that have talked about WIS stuff, but I am so out of date that I am just going to cut and paste the google alert text this time.

Workshop to tempt girls to study engineering, science
Ottawa Citizen (subscription) - Ontario, Canada
... and the University of Ottawa -- will host Go Eng Girl, an event aimed at encouraging young women to consider careers in science and engineering. ...

Battle of the Sexes in Science: Media Pundits Defend Gender ...
AScribe (press release) - USA
... difference between test scores in Japan, and while in Iceland women do better ... unanimous in its objection to feminine inferiority in math science and engineering ...

Boys are acting up as girls pore over books
Portsmouth News - Portsmouth,England,UK
... The school has also changed science lessons to try to get the most from both male and female pupils – the boys will now do hands-on experiments in almost ...

Chutes and Ladders
The UCSD Guardian Online - San Diego,CA,USA
... percent, and physical sciences roped in one woman, for 13 ... you will see more boys than girls interested in science.”. ... Part of the reason women and minorities ...

Women, science, and the gender gap
Boston Globe - United States
... (Asian-Americans are virtually ignored in all the talk of minority women in science.) Instead, it upholds an orthodoxy of female victimization. ...

Numbers Are Male, Said Pythagoras, and the Idea Persists
New York Times - United States
When I was a physics major in the late 1970’s, my very few fellow female students and I had high hopes that women would soon stand equal with men in science. ...

Study: Women Get Short Shrift in US Science, Engineering Fields
CIO - Framingham,MA,USA
... “The underrepresentation of women and minorities in science and engineering faculties stems from a number of issues that are firmly rooted in our society’s ...

Indian woman scientist honored
IndiaPost.com - Union City,CA,USA
WASHINGTON: In a unique honor, Indian woman scientist Mala R Chinoy has been chosen for the 2006 Science Spectrum Trailblazer awards for her pioneering work in ...

Eliminating Gender Bias, a new report from the National Academies
Technology News Daily - Scottsdale,AZ,USA
... Among science and engineering Ph.Ds, four times more ... doctorates are less likely than white women or men ... Previous studies of female faculty have shed light on ...

Study finds US bias against women in science
Reuters - USA
... Female minorities fare the worst, the study found. ... "We found no significant biological differences between men and women in science, engineering and ...

UA Awarded $3.3 Million to Increase Participation by Women in ...
University of Arizona News (press release) - Tucson,AZ,USA
... Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $3.3 million grant to The University of Arizona to increase the participation of women in science and engineering ...

First woman tourist in space
The Sun - UK
THE first ever woman space tourist today blasted off on ... to convince hard-line clerics that women are not ... she said she hoped to inspire girls to study science. ...

ASTRONAUT MAE C. JEMISON LAUNCHES PROJECT: 'Reality Leads Fantasy ...
Eurweb.com - Los Angeles,CA,USA
Mae C. Jemison, the first woman of color ... conjunction with the citywide Chicago Science Expedition: Two ... distinguish this wonderful celebration, Women of Color ...

Women take over academics nationally, but not at CMU
CMU The Tartan Online - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... about how to treat women in the university’s male-dominated fields. Part of the difficulty in recruiting female students in science and engineering, for all ...

Careers In Science, Women In Research: Audrey Penn
“My medical school class was only 10 percent female, and there were only one or
two other ... Careers in Science Women in Neuroscience Research brain image.


1 comment:

ankurindia said...

no doubt women are contributing great in science , its not an issue of debate at all . we all men thanks women for work and research done by them .