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Engineering Is a Man’s Field: Changing a Stereotype with a Lesson from India

Engineering Is a Man’s Field: Changing a Stereotype with a Lesson from India

Among rude people, the women are generally degraded; among civilized people they are exalted. —James Mill, The History of British India Two years back, we were putting together a report on the employability (job-readiness) of engineering students in India based on the results of AMCAT, a job-skills test my company and I developed (Aspiring Minds [...]

October 24, 2013 — Varun Aggarwal

“Wikithon” Honors Ada Lovelace and Other Women in Science

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon seems like a fitting tribute to the woman many consider to be the first computer programmer. October 16 is Ada Lovelace Day, an annual observation designed to raise awareness of the contributions of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

October 11, 2012 — Evelyn Lamb
For Female Physicists, Peer Mentoring Can Combat Isolation

For Female Physicists, Peer Mentoring Can Combat Isolation

Women physicists are often isolated at work. Just consider the numbers: 86 percent of American faculty physicists are male; 89 percent of PhD physicists working in the science and engineering industry are male; and it was just in 2012 that the number of physics PhDs earned by women reached even 20 percent.

October 18, 2014 — A. J. Cox, C. Blaha, L. Fritz, & B. Whitten

Team SciTweeps in Lego Form

Credit: Maia Weinstock Source: Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is a Glamour Woman of the Year by Maia Weinstock on Voices In her post about oceanographer Sylvia Earle getting recognized this month by Glamour magazine for her contributions to science and society, Maia Weinstock included this picture of a custom Lego figurine of Dr.

November 25, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Gone in 2014: Remembering 10 Notable Women in Science

Gone in 2014: Remembering 10 Notable Women in Science

Looking back on the year that was, science mavens may notice that tributes to those who’ve passed on in the preceding 12 months are far more often filled with stars of stage, screen, politics and sport than with the pioneering women and men who have bettered our society through discovery and invention.

December 29, 2014 — Maia Weinstock

Latinas in STEM: Making Bright Futures a Reality

Editor's note: During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), Ciencia Puerto Rico and Borinqueña are celebrating the work of organizations inspiring, supporting and empowering Latinas in STEM fields.

October 2, 2014 — Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer
Inching closer towards a science base for justice

Inching closer towards a science base for justice

In a courtroom, the full power of the state comes down on an individual. No one should have to face that on their own. A criminal defense lawyer was making this argument to me after a long day in the court we were both working in.

January 12, 2014 — Hilda Bastian
Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

The Synapse Project “encourages young women to enter the field of neuroscience through information and mentorship,” according to its website.

November 6, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Women and the War, 1915

Reported in Scientific American , This Week in World War I: July 3, 1915By July 1915 the war had been going on for almost a year. German mobilization had proved to be highly effective at ensuring a steady supply of young, healthy men for duties in the army.

July 3, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

Female Physicists Worldwide Fight Sexist Stereotypes

Women in physics tend to be outnumbered by men nearly all over the world. For a few days in early August, however, it didn't feel that way when I attended the International Conference on Women in Physics in Waterloo, Canada.

September 3, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz
How Do We Engage More Women In Energy Issues?

How Do We Engage More Women In Energy Issues?

As I’ve written in the past, the energy sector is dominated by men. At meetings and conferences, it’s easy to recognize the lack of women in the room, on panels, and involved in the discussion.

October 29, 2013 — Sheril Kirshenbaum