Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM
Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM
The organizers behind a Mothers in Science conference say that it’s time academia provide more support to researchers who are pregnant or looking after children.
Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM
Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM

The organizers behind a Mothers in Science conference say that it’s time academia provide more support to researchers who are pregnant or looking after children.

The organizers behind a Mothers in Science conference say that it’s time academia provide more support to researchers who are pregnant or looking after children.

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How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities
How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities
Amanda Heidt | Jun 7, 2021
The culture of academia can make disabled scientists wary of disclosing their conditions or needs. Molecular biologist Justin Yerbury suggests how the system might become more inclusive. 
Opinion: Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Dangers of Health Disparities
Opinion: Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Dangers of Health Disparities
Matthew Dacso, Kara McArthur, Clifford Dacso | Jul 13, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is exposing the underlying biological dangers of being a minority in the US.
Geneticist Drops Out of New Role After Allegations of Gender Bias
Geneticist Drops Out of New Role After Allegations of Gender Bias
Catherine Offord | Apr 9, 2020
Constantine Stratakis, who was due to lead an institute at McGill University Health Centre, was the subject of eight equal employment opportunity complaints at his last job at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
More than 8,000 Have Joined “Request a Woman Scientist” Database
More than 8,000 Have Joined “Request a Woman Scientist” Database
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 24, 2019
In a survey, 11 percent of participants say they have been contacted for media interviews, panels, and other opportunities.
The Forgotten History of World War I–Era Female Scientists
The Forgotten History of World War I–Era Female Scientists
Patricia Fara | Mar 1, 2018
As millions of men headed off to fight in the Great War, women researchers stayed behind to further science. Their struggle for equality rages on today.
Book Excerpt from <em>A Lab of One’s Own</em>
Book Excerpt from A Lab of One’s Own
Patricia Fara | Feb 28, 2018
In chapter 16, “Lessons of Science: Learning from the Past to Improve the Future,” author Patricia Fara examines where we’ve been and where we’re going in terms of valuing the influence of women in science.
New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only
New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only
Ashley Yeager | Jan 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.
The End of Science Sexism?
The End of Science Sexism?
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2014
A study suggests that, at least in US academia, men and women now receive roughly equivalent treatment in the workplace. The scientific community disagrees.
Environmental Visionary Dies
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 26, 2011
Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.