Special Report
Gender Gap in Research Output Widens During Pandemic
Gender Gap in Research Output Widens During Pandemic
Experts identify childcare, which tends to fall to women, as one likely cause for the relative decrease in women’s scientific productivity compared with men’s.
Gender Gap in Research Output Widens During Pandemic
Gender Gap in Research Output Widens During Pandemic

Experts identify childcare, which tends to fall to women, as one likely cause for the relative decrease in women’s scientific productivity compared with men’s.

Experts identify childcare, which tends to fall to women, as one likely cause for the relative decrease in women’s scientific productivity compared with men’s.

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Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM
Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM
Amy Schleunes | Feb 17, 2020
Two new commentaries on a contested 2018 study about gender disparities in STEM fields clash over whether sex differences or social inequalities are to blame for the lack of women scientists and engineers.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jan 13, 2020
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
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.
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.