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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NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
Catherine Offord | Apr 14, 2021
The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.
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 Resignations at MeTooSTEM
More Resignations at MeTooSTEM
Catherine Offord | Feb 25, 2020
The embattled organization is left with only one member of the leadership—the group’s founder, BethAnn McLaughlin, who is accused of bullying.
Scientists Report Stress, Bullying, and Harassment in New Survey
Scientists Report Stress, Bullying, and Harassment in New Survey
Amy Schleunes | Jan 15, 2020
The results shed light on a research culture that encourages “unkind and aggressive conditions.”
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Marja Makarow | Oct 2, 2019
As we await the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize winners, it’s time to question why female scientists still lag behind their male colleagues.
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 26, 2019
If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.
Harassment Common for National Institutes of Health Employees
Harassment Common for National Institutes of Health Employees
Catherine Offord | Jun 13, 2019
More than 20 percent of survey respondents said they had experienced some form of harassment within the last 12 months.
Study Finds Gender Imbalances in First-Time NIH Awards
Study Finds Gender Imbalances in First-Time NIH Awards
Shawna Williams | Mar 8, 2019
Overall, men received more money on average, but R01s were an exception.
Only Women Speakers at Microbiome Conference
Only Women Speakers at Microbiome Conference
Ashley Yeager | Feb 26, 2019
Event organizers are taking criticism for choosing to exclude men from giving talks.
The Year in #MeToo
The Year in #MeToo
Shawna Williams | Dec 27, 2018
2018 brought new revelations of sexual misconduct by high-profile scientists, as well as policy changes from funders and professional societies aimed at curbing bad behavior.
University of Arizona Chemistry Professor Sues over Discrimination
University of Arizona Chemistry Professor Sues over Discrimination
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 4, 2018
Katrina Miranda, seeking class-action status, alleges that women professors are paid less and passed over for promotions and resources.
Gender Bias Dissected in <em>eLife</em>&rsquo;s Peer Review
Gender Bias Dissected in eLife’s Peer Review
Viviane Callier | Sep 14, 2018
The journal undertook a self-assessment, finding men have more success than women with all-male review panels.
HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
Shawna Williams | Sep 6, 2018
A letter in Science garners dozens of signatures.
Salk Gender-Discrimination Lawsuit to Go to Trial
Salk Gender-Discrimination Lawsuit to Go to Trial
Shawna Williams | Sep 4, 2018
A judge throws out several of researcher Beverly Emerson’s claims, but the case proceeds.
Wellcome Sanger Institute Leaders Accused of Bullying
Wellcome Sanger Institute Leaders Accused of Bullying
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2018
Several members of senior management at the prestigious UK research center face claims of sexism and mistreatment of staff.
To Highlight Gender Gaps, Scientists Decline Opportunities
To Highlight Gender Gaps, Scientists Decline Opportunities
Diana Kwon | Aug 24, 2018
Activists are protesting imbalanced conferences, editorial boards, and other professional activities by refusing to join.
Salk Institute Settles Two Gender Discrimination Suits
Salk Institute Settles Two Gender Discrimination Suits
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 8, 2018
A third case against the biomedical institute will be heard in court.
Genomics Company Human Longevity Sues J. Craig Venter Institute
Genomics Company Human Longevity Sues J. Craig Venter Institute
Ashley Yeager | Jul 23, 2018
Genetics pioneer Craig Venter is not named as a defendant, but the company he founded alleges that he stole trade secrets.
Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 12, 2018
His decision came as an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him was ongoing.