OraLee Branch, a malaria researcher who began work as an assistant professor at NYU in 2008, has sued the university’s School of Medicine for discrimination.
It’s familiar knowledge that women are underrepresented in the sciences. Despite the fact that girls express equal interest in math and science to their elementary school classroom counterparts and women enroll in undergraduate and graduate programs in equal numbers to men, STEM programs, more than others in academia,…
Today in juvenile patriarchy news, a boy (ew) ended up winning a tech competition that’s part of a program meant for girls.
Twitter recently saw an engineer publicly step down from his post due to dissatisfaction with the way the tech giant treats minority employees and the effort to increase diversity. Since then, a top representative of the company has responded, apologizing for its shortcomings and promising to do better.
An Orange County, Florida public elementary school has become the target of a Change.com petition after its parent-teacher association announced a STEM evening event only for its male students and their mothers.
Miss Vermont 2015 Alayna Westcom will be showing off a very special talent during the third night of the Miss America Pageant Thursday: science! Specifically, the scientific ability humans have to blow stuff up.
Ex-Google engineer Erica Baker fought back against discriminatory employment practices when she organized the creation of a spreadsheet of her co-workers’ salaries to encourage transparency. Google’s management was obviously displeased and punished Baker, who is a black woman, by withholding peer bonuses — but didn’t…
“Researchers...asked more than 100 science faculty members at academic institutions across the country to evaluate one of two student résumés. The résumés were identical except for one small part: The candidate’s name was either John or Jennifer. Despite both candidates having the exact same qualifications and…
Neil deGrasse Tyson, the nerd we’d all like to be one day, continues his uncontested run as the best human being on earth. At a recent talk, an 8-year-old girl named Lois asked him whether she could be an astrophysicist even though she had dyslexia and Tyson dropped some inspirational knowledge about success and…
If you’ve shopped for kids clothing or even wandered through a Babies R Us lately, you’ll know that the options for little girls are heavy on the light pink, hot pink, sparkles, tutus, and leopard print.
Meet the tech industry's newest force to be reckoned with: Ruth Forat, who was just hired by Google to serve as its new CFO.
Over at the New York Times' Upshot, there's a pretty interesting study that outlines just how much elementary school teachers' biases can influence girls' attitudes towards math and science. Some of findings aren't particularly surprising: girls from low-income homes are disproportionately affected and early…
Sage advice from a genius.
Wanna see the STEM gender gap illustrated so starkly that Marie Curie may very well rise from her grave to gnash her teeth? The Carnegie Science Center offers one workshop explicitly for Girl Scouts, and it's about the science of beauty products.
For the first time in its 78-year history, a woman has bagged a Fields Medal, essentially the Nobel Prize for mathematics. Born in Iran, Maryam Mirzakhani did her doctorate at Harvard and is currently a professor at Stanford. Obviously, she is terrifyingly brilliant.
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is happening right now and while the event is bringing us some exciting news (iOS8 sounds like it is going to be amazing and useful and whatever I'll buy it because it is simple and shiny) it's also bringing some troubling pictorial evidence that the gender gap in silicon valley…
Today was the fourth annual White House Science Fair, which means that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is currently crawling with baby geniuses, all ready to show off their very impressive research and inventions. This year's event happened to be particularly special in that, while co-ed, it was particularly directed at girls
Earlier this week at TechCrunch Disrupt, Grace Choi presented an idea for a product that could revolutionize the beauty industry.