The Girl Scouts announced today that they’re beefing up their offerings in STEM and the outdoors, adding a plethora of new merit badges to further encourage young women in everything from camping to robotics, and opportunities start as young as kindergarten.
The sciences are overwhelmingly hostile to women, and in astronomy, it’s doubly bad for women of color. New research published yesterday in The Journal of Geophysical Research affirms what these women have been saying for years: As a result of persistent harassment by their male colleagues, many women of color feel…
First, it beat Star Wars: Rogue One. Now, for the second weekend since its wide-release debut, Hidden Figures—the true story of three black female mathematicians at NASA—is number one at the box office. It’s raked in roughly $6o million so far, and counting.
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.
You probably won’t be shocked to read that she has written a whole bunch. Emily Temple-Wood is an undergrad at Loyola University who will be heading to medical school in the fall. Online harassment wasn’t her original impetus when she began WikiProject Women Scientists in 2012, but it’s fueling the tank now.
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,…
Molecular biologist Jason Lieb has resigned from his professorship at the University of Chicago after the university recommended that he be fired for sexually harassing a number of female graduate students.
On Monday, the National Science Foundation doubled-down on its commitment to eradicating sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination in science with the announcement that it may terminate funding to any institution that fails to adhere to Title IX guidelines.
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.
A group of six very cool Russian women have locked themselves in a fake space ship in an attempt to study what an eight-day all-female mission to the moon might do to a person psychologically and physically.
Good news if you’ve been waiting around for a movie about the life of Marie Curie—and haven’t we all, really?
The internets are having fun destroying biochemist Tim Hunt’s comments about the “trouble with girls” in laboratories. Using the hashtag #distractinglysexy, people are posting ironic pictures of famed female scientists, while working scientists are taking selfies so hot it’s like they’re saturated with thermal energy.
Starting this Monday off with an absolute bang, a career advice column in the journal Science Careers — a column penned by a female scientist with a long and illustrious career — takes on a question from a postgraduate who’s just begun working in a new lab, where her adviser won’t stop staring down her shirt. The…
Late last week, Emily Graslie of Brain Scoop posted a new video in which she explains exactly why it's so difficult to be a woman in a STEM field: While she gets a lot of support and positive feedback, many "fans" simply want to discuss her appearance and how fuckable she is.
Back in June, the European Commission rightfully came under fire after unleashing their horrible "Science: It's a Girl Thing" campaign, which included a commercial that used makeup and fashion to try to persuade young women into scientific industries. The campaign received an immediate backlash and was quickly…
The latest hotly-debated, possibly back-asswards tactic to convince girls that Science Isn't Just For Uglies is the gimmick of the Dr. Erika Show, starring Erika Ebbel Angle, an MIT graduate, biochemist, and former Miss Massachusetts of 1994. At her tapings she wears a white lab coat and her pageant crown, a concept…