Tag: women in STEM

The Global Women in STEM Leadership Summit 2018

The article discusses an upcoming leadership summit aimed toward providing women in STEM with helpful tools in order to realize their potential. The summit will run for two days and offers female graduate students opportunities for networking and career advancement. Dates: March 19-20, 2018, Atlanta, GA, USA Read more here

womENcourage 2017 – ACM

womENcourage 2017 is a scientific event, as well as an event aimed at networking and exploring career opportunities for women in computer science and related disciplines. Dates: September 6-8, 2017 Read more here  

Why Aren’t There More Women Working in Audio? – The Atlantic

This article discusses how to bring more women in audio. It presents the work of relevant female audio engineers and producers, as well as initiatives to bring more women in audio. This includes the organization SoundGirls.org and the related camp “Sound Camp”, which aims at encouraging girls to professional careers in audio. Read more here…
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Measuring Up – MIT Technology Review

This article presents the work of Nancy Hopkins, an American molecular biologist and Professor of Biology at MIT. The article explains her efforts during her career as a women in STEM and the efforts in her institution MIT to bring more women into the STEM fields. Read more here  

Sorry, Google Memo Man: Women Were in Tech Long Before You – The Guardian

This article counter-argues the controversial manifesto written by James Damore on women in tech role by giving historical evidence that women were the original computer programmers. Read more here  

How Women Mentors Make a Difference in Engineering – The Atlantic

This article presents research on the importance of women mentors for female engineering undergraduates. Preserving belonging and confidence appear to be critical aspects for a successful engineering career. Read more here  

Ayah Bdeir Explains Why 8 is a Critical Age for Girls – littleBits

In this video, Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits, explains why girls by the age of 8 lose interest in STEM. She also describes that littleBits is successful attracting both girls and boys because it is a gender-neutral product. Watch the video here  

Hidden Histories and Programmed Inequalities: Two Upcoming Lectures – Boolean Libraries

Two forthcoming lectures in Oxford on hidden histories of British women in computing and gender imbalance. Dates: May 15 / June 1, 2017 Read more here  

12 Incredible Women You’ve Never Heard of Who Changed Science Forever – BusinessInsider.com

An article that outlines some profiles from the book “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World,” by artist Rachel Ignotofsky, including Florence Bascom, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Chien-Shiung Wu, Katherine Johnson, Rosalyn Yalow, Esther Lederberg, Annie Easley, Patricia Bath, May-Britt Moser, and Francoise Barre-Sinoussi. Read more here

‘Girls in STEM’ Culture is Failing both Girls and STEM – TheStar.com

It is often said that more girls are needed into STEM, yet the tough obstacles tend to be hidden. This article claims that rather than recruiting more and more girls, we should keep the talent of those numerous women who are already there and quit. Read more here