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Women who identified as sexual minorities, however, were more likely to remain in a STEM field.

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Institutions document the effects of unconscious bias and set specific goals for gender balance.

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New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only

By Ashley Yeager | January 5, 2018

To correct gender disparities in academic science, the Max Planck Society and the Australian government are taking the uncommonly direct approach of affirmative action.

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Diversity Lacking in US Academia: Study

By Bob Grant | August 22, 2017

STEM faculties at public universities have an underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and women, but there are signs of change.

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Trump Signals Support for Women in STEM

By Joshua A. Krisch | March 2, 2017

The president has signed two bills encouraging NASA and the NSF to recruit women into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions. 

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Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas

By Kerry Grens | February 9, 2017

Despite a committee of educators recommending the removal of language challenging evolution in science curricula, state education board members vote to reintroduce controversial concepts. 

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Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.

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High school and college-level oral examiners graded women higher than men in male-dominated fields.

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NSF Asks for Diversity-Boosting Proposals

By Kerry Grens | February 26, 2016

An initial round of grants is the start of a decade-long program.

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Bias in Hiring Female STEM Faculty

By Kerry Grens | April 14, 2015

Women applying to faculty openings in science or engineering have a two-fold better chance of getting the job than men, according to a hiring simulation.

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