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Giving thanks.

This being the season, I’d like to take the opportunity to pause and give thanks. I’m thankful for parents who encouraged my curiosity and never labeled science as something it was inappropriate for me to explore or pursue.

November 30, 2014 — Janet D. Stemwedel
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

Careers (not just jobs) for Ph.D.s outside the academy.

A week ago I was in Boston for the 2013 annual meeting of the History of Science Society. Immediately after the session in which I was a speaker, I attended a session (Sa31 in this program) called “Happiness beyond the Professoriate — Advising and Embracing Careers Outside the Academy.” The discussion there was specifically pitched [...]

November 30, 2013 — Janet D. Stemwedel

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