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2014-06-02 08:30:30

New website launches providing leadership pathways for girls in the areas of healthcare and science PALO ALTO, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Women In Healthcare & Life Sciences (WIHLS)--a global, non-profit, non-partisan research institute committed to advancing women in the healthcare and life science industries--announces the launch of a new initiative aimed to encourage research and scientific interests of girls. The Science Runway (thesciencerunway.com) is a...

2013-10-11 23:24:55

To address the shortage of girls entering and advancing in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, Storefront Science has created ScienceGirls@StoSci. This special program will host girls ages 8-14, once a month to meet with practicing women scientists. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 A recent article in the New York Times, "Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?" by Eileen Pollack asks the question many science educators and women...

2013-07-19 15:27:41

Many U.S. universities have no women at all among their physics faculty, and when people talk about gender equity in physics, this fact is often cited as evidence of a hiring bias. But a new analysis by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center challenges this argument, finding that the existence of all-male departments is not necessarily evidence of a hiring bias. By comparing the actual distribution of women in physics with simulated results, the report shows,...

2012-03-28 00:42:24

Thirty-five years after a landmark report documented minority women as the most underrepresented individuals in science, engineering, medicine and dentistry, dramatic improvements have occurred for women of color, but serious obstacles remain. That was the message from a report here at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. The presentation was part of an ACS symposium titled, "The Double Bind: Minority...

2011-04-08 00:00:29

To encourage and inspire more young women to pursue careers in science, Argonne will host its 24th annual Science Careers in Search of Women Conference on April 14, 2011, welcoming approximately 350 high school students from across the Chicago area to experience science and engineering first hand. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 On December 2, 1942, 50-plus men and a lone woman gathered under the west stands of the University of Chicago's Stagg Field to produce the world's first...

2010-09-23 11:09:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Frederic Roze, President and Chief Executive Officer of L'Oreal USA, today awarded five talented female scientists research grants totaling $300,000 during an awards ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The highly-esteemed L'Oreal USA Fellowships For Women in Science recognizes and rewards the most promising postdoctoral female scientists from across the country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100909/NY61740LOGO ) (Logo:...

2008-09-17 03:00:10

By Schiebinger, Londa WOMEN IN SCIENCE WHY AREN'T MORE WOMEN IN SCIENCE? Top Researchers Debate the Evidence. Edited by Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams, xx + 254 pp. American Psychological Association, 2007. $59.95. MOTHERHOOD, THE ELEPHANT IN THE LABORATORY: Women Scientists Speak Out. Edited by Emily Monosson. xii + 219 pp. Cornell University Press, 2008. $25. What is the most reliable and current knowledge about men's participation in domestic labor and child care? Should more...


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