Pandemic May “Roll Back” Women’s Gains in STEMM: NASEM Report
Pandemic May “Roll Back” Women’s Gains in STEMM: NASEM Report
A National Academies study of COVID-19’s effect on academic researchers adds to the evidence that women’s careers have been particularly damaged by the global disruption.
Pandemic May “Roll Back” Women’s Gains in STEMM: NASEM Report
Pandemic May “Roll Back” Women’s Gains in STEMM: NASEM Report

A National Academies study of COVID-19’s effect on academic researchers adds to the evidence that women’s careers have been particularly damaged by the global disruption.

A National Academies study of COVID-19’s effect on academic researchers adds to the evidence that women’s careers have been particularly damaged by the global disruption.

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No Gender Bias in Peer Review: Study
No Gender Bias in Peer Review: Study
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2021
An analysis of data from nearly 150 journals across scientific disciplines finds that, if anything, manuscripts authored by women are treated more favorably than those submitted by men.
Q&A: Study Quantifies LGBQ Representation in STEM Degrees, Jobs
Q&A: Study Quantifies LGBQ Representation in STEM Degrees, Jobs
Max Kozlov | Nov 18, 2020
One of the first analyses of its kind finds a smaller proportion of men in same-sex couples earn STEM degrees than do men in heterosexual couples. It’s a different story for women.
Special Report
Gender Gap in Research Output Widens During Pandemic
Gender Gap in Research Output Widens During Pandemic
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 25, 2020
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.
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.