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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.
Diversity Lacking in US Academia: Study
Bob Grant | Aug 22, 2017
STEM faculties at public universities have an underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and women, but there are signs of change.
Trump Signals Support for Women in STEM
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 2, 2017
The president has signed two bills encouraging NASA and the NSF to recruit women into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions.
Science Teaching Standards up for Revision in Texas
Kerry Grens | Feb 9, 2017
Despite a committee of educators recommending the removal of language challenging evolution in science curricula, state education board members vote to reintroduce controversial concepts.
Opinion: Improving the Undergraduate Research Experience
Lynn Yang | Nov 15, 2016
Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.
Slight Female Bias in French Science Teacher Exams
Tanya Lewis | Jul 29, 2016
High school and college-level oral examiners graded women higher than men in male-dominated fields.
NSF Asks for Diversity-Boosting Proposals
Kerry Grens | Feb 26, 2016
An initial round of grants is the start of a decade-long program.
Bias in Hiring Female STEM Faculty
Kerry Grens | Apr 14, 2015
Women applying to faculty openings in science or engineering have a two-fold better chance of getting the job than men, according to a hiring simulation.
New Look at the Leaky Pipeline
Bob Grant | Feb 20, 2015
Academic science no longer loses more women than men, a study shows; STEM fields are losing male and female PhDs equally.
STEM Graduates Branch Out
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 15, 2014
Most science, technology, engineering, and math degree-holders seek jobs unrelated to their academic disciplines, according to a report.