Tag Archives: women in STEM

First woman ever wins a Fields Medal for mathematics

TweetCongrats 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 [...]
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Chart of the Day: Sexual harassment and assault at scientific field sites

TweetThough 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.  Tweet
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73 of the sexiest Black female scientists

TweetIn response to a Business Insider article published last year, entitled Sexiest Scientists Alive!, that failed to include any Black women, Dr. Kyla McMullen created a list of her own. Her list of Sexy Black Female Scientists combats both the invisibility of Black women in STEM, and the idea that those Black women aren’t sexy. According to [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet A more diverse medical profession means better care for a diverse America. Five years after Dr. Tiller’s murder, abortion clinics remain at risk. The price of a sex-slave rescue fantasy. Are you shocked?  Google is overwhelmingly white and male. Tweet
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Feministing Follow Friday: Women in STEM, Vol. II

Tweet Last week we asked for recommendations for women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) on twitter — and you had way, way too many ideas for just one #ff. We’re back for volume II today with five more amazing ladies who crunch (numbers). Tweet
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