Gender and Science Blog

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 17:00
Teenaged girls must not be allowed to feel that maths and science subjects are "the preserve of men", says England's Education Secretary.Read the full article about the situation in England, and current policies designd to tackle the situation at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-29990639 
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 15:32
Does ethnicity influence whether girls pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math?        Article about the recent research into ethnicity and steroetypes. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/11/black-girls-stand-a-better-chance-in-stem/383094/
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 13:55
"From the Internet to mobile phones, technology enables us to connect with each other and the world around us in new and innovative ways. Yet there is a serious gender gap when it comes to technological access, literacy, and influence."Read the full artcile by Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro President and CEO, Global Fund for Women on the Huffington Post blog. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-musimbi-kanyoro/ignite-technology-is-a-wo_b_6181014.html 
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 13:42
Brunel University London is hoping to re-balance the gender gap in science, engineering, technology and maths-based careers thanks to a £5 million capital grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.Read the full article here: https://bdaily.co.uk/industrials/10-12-2014/brunel-university-receives-5-million-boost-to-balance-the-gender-gap-in-stem-industries/
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 16:10
In a study published this month in Journal of Women's Health, researchers from NASA and National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) went through decades of data to understand how living in zero gravity takes a toll on both men and women.Click here for the report from ABC News: How Men and Women Differ in Zero Gravity  
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:56
The upcoming awards are for physics and mathematics. Nominees should be women in physics and mathematics early in their careers (within 10 years of receiving a PhD) from one of the 81 scientifically lagging countries as defined by TWAS. Nominations are being accepted through October 17 and will be reviewed by a committee of eminent scientists representing the five regions in the discipline selected, including members of TWAS and OWSD, and chaired by OWSD President Dr. Fang Xin of China.The...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 15:06
Interseting article in the New York Times on unconcious bias training at Google, prompted by the study conducted at Yale looking at hiring practicies among faculty that revealed bias favouring men. Read the article here.  
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:44
Interesting article in the New York Times on heart attacks in women. Go to the article  
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:56
The National Institutes of Health has invested $10.1 million in supplemental funding to bolster the research of 82 grantees to explore the effects of sex in preclinical and clinical studies.http://www.nih.gov/news/health/sep2014/od-23.htm
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:53
In a comment in Nature, Janine A. Clayton and Francis S. Collins unveil policies to ensure that preclinical research funded by the US National Institutes of Health considers females and males.http://www.nature.com/news/policy-nih-to-balance-sex-in-cell-and-animal-studies-1.15195
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