SeaPerch Home Page: The SeaPerch Program is funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as part of the National Naval Responsibility for Naval Engineering. The goal of this effort is to find the next generation of naval
AAUW’s research report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, features the latest data on women's achievement in subjects related to engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Read more »
According to the Harvard Business Review, 41% of women working in tech eventually end up leaving the field (compared to …
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Amazing quote - "Most concerningly, a study from Yale researchers shows that perceiving yourself as objective is actually correlated with showing even more bias."
A very smart piece. I think the only thing I faintly disagree with is saying that you have to “..leaders have to get rid of employees who engage in sexist or racist behavior” - I think that’s too late. It will be perceived as unfair and harsh, with bounceback attitudes that actually strengthen biases (“women are too touchy - and now Joe lost his job”). The only thing I’ve seen work is to address ALL instances of sexist or racist behavior and language immediately and with fair consequences.
Stanford's Manu Prakash created a computer clock made of water droplets trapped in a magnetic field that could have biological and chemical applications, as well as change the way scientists think about computation.
Introducing the Makey Makey Bit: a small-but-perfectly-formed innovation enabling littleBits users to transform prosaic everyday objects (pretty much anything) into a touchpad - using nothing more than alligator clips, a computer, and some magnets. Visually, the new module is slightly...
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