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Women in STEM | The White House

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The development of world-class talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critical to America’s global leadership. The Obama Administration understands that fostering an open and diverse scientific community that draws from an array of unique experiences and viewpoints is a necessary step to realizing this goal. 

 


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Women in STEM: it's time to take ownership of being female

Women in STEM: it's time to take ownership of being female | Women in STEM | Scoop.it
Why do women feel they must abandon their female identity in order to work in science, technology, engineering or maths?

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, May 28, 2013 7:58 AM

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math.

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3 Projects That Aim To Unleash Girls' Inner Geeks ~ readwrite

3 Projects That Aim To Unleash Girls' Inner Geeks ~ readwrite | Women in STEM | Scoop.it

by Stephanie Chan

 

"Long underrepresented in science and engineering, women are badly in need of a girl power-up. There simply aren't enough of them to fill voracious demand for technical jobs in the market today. By 2020, there will be 1.5 million too few U.S. college grads to fill the rising number of highly skilled jobs.

 

"Women could make up a good chunk of that shortfall, but only if more of them enter the pipeline. As of 2009, women earned just 31% of degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and women scientists and engineers only comprised 35% and 15% of the total, respectively.

 

"With people in short supply and technical skills in such high demand, it's a really good time to start thinking about how women could be changing the tech and science world as we know it. Here are several projects whose leaders have been doing just that."


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Google Patent Knows Exactly What You Are Looking At

Google Patent Knows Exactly What You Are Looking At | Women in STEM | Scoop.it
One of the great things about Google Glass is that it allows the wearer to bring up information directly in front of them, snap photos, record videos, and view maps, just to name a few of its features, but wouldn’t [...]...

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Fewer invited talks by women in evolutionary biology symposia

Fewer invited talks by women in evolutionary biology symposia | Women in STEM | Scoop.it

Lower visibility of female scientists, compared to male scientists, is a potential reason for the under-representation of women among senior academic ranks. Visibility in the scientific community stems partly from presenting research as an invited speaker at organized meetings. We analysed the sex ratio of presenters at the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) Congress 2011, where all abstract submissions were accepted for presentation. Women were under-represented among invited speakers at symposia (15% women) compared to all presenters (46%), regular oral presenters (41%) and plenary speakers (25%). At the ESEB congresses in 2001–2011, 9–23% of invited speakers were women. This under-representation of women is partly attributable to a larger proportion of women, than men, declining invitations: in 2011, 50% of women declined an invitation to speak compared to 26% of men. We expect invited speakers to be scientists from top ranked institutions or authors of recent papers in high-impact journals. Considering all invited speakers (including declined invitations), 23% were women. This was lower than the baseline sex ratios of early-mid career stage scientists, but was similar to senior scientists and authors that have published in high-impact journals. High-quality science by women therefore has low exposure at international meetings, which will constrain Evolutionary Biology from reaching its full potential. We wish to highlight the wider implications of turning down invitations to speak, and encourage conference organizers to implement steps to increase acceptance rates of invited talks.


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Plant Breeding and Genomics News's curator insight, June 26, 2013 1:19 PM

I speculate that the field of plant breeding and genomics suffers the same problem of female under representation.

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Is It Too Cold to “Lean In”? Women In STEM

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Etsy CTO Kellan Elliott-McCrea: "There's a decent chance, based on their experience in industry, that your workplace is going to suck" for women, making it hard

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Why Grads Are Swarming Startups

Why Grads Are Swarming Startups | Women in STEM | Scoop.it

Ask a group of recent grads where they’re now working, and a good portion will answer, “a startup.” Once an industry word for small business, the term now connotes an exciting entrepreneurial lifestyle more and more college educated youths are choosing


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