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Retaining Female Scientists

By | February 12, 2014

Efforts that encourage women to pursue STEM careers surpass those aimed at keeping them in those fields, according to the U.K. House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.

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What Women Need to Succeed in Science

By | February 1, 2014

Attracting females to research careers—and keeping them there

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Gender-based Citation Disparities

By | December 12, 2013

An analysis reveals that papers with women as key authors are cited less often than those with men as key authors.

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Ada Lovelace Day

By | October 15, 2013

Scientists around the world celebrate the computing pioneer by focusing on women in STEM.

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On Women Studying STEM

By | October 4, 2013

Eileen Pollack combines personal experience and data in an essay about being a woman in science.

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Opinion: The Successes of Women in STEM

By | January 23, 2013

Women have come a long way, but roadblocks remain

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Suffrage, art and science

By | March 11, 2011

An artful event hosted by the UK's Medical Research Council celebrates the role of women in research

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Are Women Better PIs?

By | June 1, 2010

By Edyta Zielinska Are Women Better PIs? Do women excel as leaders or are they more critical of female subordinates? Some research-based advice for leaders and their employees. © Jennifer Borton When Sue Rosser was doing her postdoc in zoology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, she got pregnant with her second child. She went to her principal investigator (PI) to discuss how to proceed with her project. He said there was no way her

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Our Science, Our Selves

By | June 1, 2010

By Sarah Greene Our Science, Our Selves Gender biases are deep, entrenched, and persistent. What science stands to lose as a result. There’s reason to fear greater disparity in coming years. This month’s Careers feature ("Are Women Better PIs?") opens with a story from Sue Rosser, author of the recently published Women, Science, and Myth: Gender Beliefs from Antiquity to the Present. In 1973, as a postdoc in zoology at the University of Wis

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The Women That Stay

By | May 1, 2009

The Women That Stay Thinking about leaving science? Here are programs that helped keep women in research careers in the United States and abroad. By Elie Dolgin © Images.com / Corbis In February 1999, evolutionary biologist Ashleigh Griffin defended her PhD thesis at the University of Edinburgh. Then, one month later, she gave birth. For the next three years, she stayed home caring for her daughter while writing up her

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