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There Is No 'Perfect Human' In Puerto Rico or Anywhere Else

Disappointed by James Watson's decision to sell his Nobel Prize medal, Lior Pachter, a computational biologist who works on genomics at the University of California Berkeley, wrote an entry on his private blog in early December protesting the decision...

February 5, 2015 — Taras K. Oleksyk and Juan Carlos Martinez-Cruzado
Inspiring Young Men from Minority Backgrounds to Code

Inspiring Young Men from Minority Backgrounds to Code

On a sign that adorns the premises of the vibrant New York technology charity, All Star Code, the bold messaging could not be clearer.  Displayed in large writing are the top ten principles that inspired the charity's creation...

January 23, 2015 — Alex Jackson
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
When Being Borinqueña Acquired New Meaning

When Being Borinqueña Acquired New Meaning

I knew my idea was not unique, mainly because it originated from a collective need. Like many others, I felt the need to have a voice and to form a space for a community that would highlight and represent the women in science of Puerto Rico...

November 15, 2014 — Greetchen Díaz

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is a Glamour Woman of the Year

Her Deepness. The Sturgeon General. And now: Glamour Girl. On Monday night, renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle earned a new moniker when she joined eight others in receiving a 2014 Glamour Woman of the Year Award at a celebrity-packed Carnegie Hall...

November 14, 2014 — Maia Weinstock
Toward a Tipping Point for Latinas in STEM

Toward a Tipping Point for Latinas in STEM

Over the last few weeks, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I have been sharing the work of organizations or projects that empower young Latinas to pursue and thrive in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) [see posts here, here and here]...

November 7, 2014 — Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer
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

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