Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
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.
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?

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.

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.

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Gender Inequity Persists in STEM
Gender Inequity Persists in STEM
Shawna Williams | Sep 6, 2019
A study finds women continue to be underrepresented among science, engineering, and math professors, despite making up more than half the student population in these fields.
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.
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.
Huge Gender Disparity in Cancer Research Funding in U.K.
Huge Gender Disparity in Cancer Research Funding in U.K.
Shawna Williams | May 16, 2018
Men received both more and larger grants than women did, ending up with three times as much funding on average.
Women Are Underrepresented at Conferences: Study
Women Are Underrepresented at Conferences: Study
Diana Kwon | Apr 25, 2018
An analysis of abstracts from American Geophysical Union meetings reveals that female scientists get fewer speaking opportunities than men.
Women Less Successful When Applying for Patents
Women Less Successful When Applying for Patents
Diana Kwon | Apr 18, 2018
An investigation of 2.7 million patent submissions in the U.S. finds gender disparities throughout the application process.
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.
Canadian Science Community Gathers Momentum in Improving Gender Equity
Canadian Science Community Gathers Momentum in Improving Gender Equity
Viviane Callier | Jan 18, 2018
Institutions document the effects of unconscious bias and set specific goals for gender balance.
<em>PNAS</em> Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave
PNAS Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 5, 2018
In a gender discrmination lawsuit against the Salk Institute, a female scientist alleges that biologist Inder Verma was dismissive of his female colleagues.