Posts Tagged women in STEM

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On feminist pedagogy, physics, and basketball

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

There’s a ton of discussion these days about diversifying science, technology, engineering and math fields, but not all STEM pipelines are as in need of drastic improvement as others. Biology, for example, has a much larger percentage of women than, say, physics. 

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

There’s a ton of discussion these days about diversifying science, technology, engineering and math fields, but not all STEM pipelines are as in need of drastic ...

It was never a dress

It was never a dress

Of course! We should have known…

The tech company Axosoft revealed the real story behind the bathroom lady’s silhouette at the Girls In Tech conference last week.

Of course! We should have known…

The tech company Axosoft revealed the real story behind the bathroom lady’s silhouette at the Girls In Tech conference last week.

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New favorite meme: Feminist Hacker Barbie

Last week, the internet was disappointed to discover that, countary to the title, Mattel’s illustrated book Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer sends pretty much the opposite message. Instead, Barbie says things like: “I’m only creating the design ideas. I’ll need Steven’s and Brian’s help to turn it into a game.”

Last week, the internet was disappointed to discover that, countary to the title, Mattel’s illustrated book Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer sends pretty much the opposite message. Instead, Barbie says things like: “I’m only ...

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First woman ever wins a Fields Medal for mathematics

Congrats to Maryam Mirzakhani, who is the first woman to win the Fields Medal! Basically the Nobel Prize of mathematics, the honor has gone to 56 men since it began back to 1936.

Born and raised in Iran, Mirzakhani studied at Harvard (ironically, President Larry Summers made his infamous comments about how women are naturally bad at math just a year after she finished her degree) and is now a professor at Stanford who works on “the geometry of moduli space, a complex geometric and algebraic entity that might be described as a universe in which every point is itself a universe,” which I’m sure would sound even more impressive if I understood what it meant. At her girls high ...

Congrats to Maryam Mirzakhani, who is the first woman to win the Fields Medal! Basically the Nobel Prize of mathematics, the honor has gone to 56 men since it began back to 1936.

Born and raised in Iran, Mirzakhani ...

Chart of the Day: Sexual harassment and assault at scientific field sites

Though this survey of more than 600 anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, zoologists, and other scientists wasn’t nationally representative, it suggests that sexual harassment and assault could be one of the reasons contributing to the dearth of women pursing careers in the sciences. 

Though this survey of more than 600 anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, zoologists, and other scientists wasn’t nationally representative, it suggests that sexual harassment and assault could be one of the reasons contributing to the dearth of women pursing ...

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