Gender and Science Blog

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:44
In the run-up to the May 2015 elections, Women on Boards UK is asking each of the political parties to commit to setting mandatory targets for the gender composition of Public Sector boards.Women on Boards is ‘delighted that our campaign is supported by the Fawcett Society, the Centre for Women and Democracy and the Equality and Diversity Forum’.It also has cross-party endorsement from Mary Macleod MP (Con), Gloria de Piero MP (Lab) and Jo Swinson MP (Lib Dem).
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:41
The Equality and Diversity Forum, UK, has announced that, as part of the Beyond 2015: shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice project it is calling for contributions to a new online portal within the EDF website.The portal will be launched in February 2015. Contributions may be submitted by email to info@edf.org.uk fully proofed and referenced before Friday 20 February 2015. Depending on resources, the EDF will consider issuing a second call for online material with...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 16:19
"The Institution of Engineering and Technology found that parents of girls are significantly less interested than parents of boys in engineering as a future career choice for their children."Read the full article in the Telegraph
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 15:35
Scientist Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington says she plans to use a €70,000 award ordered by the Equality Tribunal to help five other female academics who claim to have been passed over for promotion by NUI Galway (NUIG).Read the full article here.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 15:22
As the EU Member States and the European Commission are hard at work reviewing the European Research Area (ERA) policy and defining a new ‘ERA Roadmap’, it's time to take a new approach, writes Miguel Seabra.Miguel Seabra talks about the European Research Area and its objectives, including reference to how gender equality and the gender dimension fit in.Professor Miguel Seabra is President of Science Europe, an association of European research funding and performing...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 15:13
In this Interview Inga Schowengerdt introduces herself, her work on gender equality in STEM and gender equality in society.Read the full article here
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:49
"A bibliometric analysis in Nature purports to confirm that women scientists are discriminated against. But the full picture might be much more interesting."Article in the Guardian read the full article here. 
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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 17:02
"Findings from the latest oil and gas Global Workforce Survey, published jointly by OilCareers.com and Air Energi, reveal that efforts to encourage more women into the industry are not yet working. The results also highlight widespread confusion among the workforce as to whether or not internal initiatives are effective."Read the full articles about the recent survey http://www.powerengineeringint.com/marketwired/2014/11/10/initiatives-to-bring-more-women-into-oil-and-gas-...
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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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