Posts tagged "STEM"

Frisky Rant: I Am A Scientist, Not A “Lady” Scientist

Earlier this year, Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt and Biochemist at the University College London found himself with a bit of a PR problem when he tried to analyze the…

Iris Harris | October 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Girl Fights “Boys Only” Robotics Program, Makes Her Library More Equitable

An Ontarian girl fought the biblio-patriarchal establishment and won! Cash Cayen, a girl from Timmins, Ontario who just wanted to make some gull-derned robots – because WHO DOESN’T, REALLY – was turned…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 6, 2015 - 4:30 pm

iBesties Want To Teach Girls That STEM Careers Are The Way To Go

Want to get more girls into STEM careers? There’s a doll for that.

Megan Reynolds | June 30, 2015 - 9:00 am

Study: Half Of Black And Latina Women Scientists Mistaken For Janitors Or Secretaries

Maybe this is why women are leaving STEM careers in droves, hmm?

Megan Reynolds | June 4, 2015 - 11:15 am

Read About Wonder Woman’s Longstanding Place In Art

Plus, Joss Whedon takes on “Jurassic Park” and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today’s Lady News!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 14, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Woman Sets Fire To Yoga Studio, Can’t Stop Grinning About It

This super enthused arsonist yogi, why you should consider using the female condom, and more in Today’s Lady News…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 26, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Facebook Has Removed Its “Feeling Fat” Emoji

Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge]
Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo]
Part of the sexism problem in tech…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 12, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Black Colleges Are Helping To Boost Black Participation In The Sciences

Historically Black colleges are helping to increase participation in STEM fields. [The Atlantic]
Gmail has been shut down completely in China. [The Guardian]
Read the too-common story…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Black Women Are More Confident About Entering STEM Fields

A new American Psychology Association study shows that while STEM is associated with masculinity cross-culturally, black women associate STEM with men less than white women do. The study mentions that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 25, 2014 - 11:10 am

“Gone Girl” The Movie Betrays Gone Girl The Book

How the film version of “Gone Girl” betrays the delicate relationships depicted in Gone Girl the book. [AV Club]
A necessary read on how sex doesn’t have to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Statement On Race, Gender, Genetics & Science Is Yet Another Reason We Love Him

I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Neil deGrasse Tyson more than I already do, but then the “Cosmos”‘ host went dropped some real talk in a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 22, 2014 - 10:30 am

Cindy Crawford Was Judged By Her Calculus Professor Because Of Her Looks

OK, so it’s a little difficult to feel tons of sympathy for the genetically blessed amongst us. But everyone has their struggles in life and when you’re a person who…

Claire Hannum | April 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The Soapbox: I Know How To Get More Girls Interested In STEM Fields

The race to find a silver bullet to solve the “Where are all the girls in science and engineering?” puzzle is fast and furious. And as someone who works to…

Veronica Arreola | March 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Science Reporter Emily Graslie Reads Her Sexist Hate Mail

Meet Emily Graslie, the Chief Curiosity Officer of the Field Museum in Chicago. (Now that’s a job title I’d like to have!) She’s also the host of a YouTube series

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2013 - 5:00 pm

The Children’s Place Knows That Girls Are Bad At Math But Good At Shopping

I know we were all just thinking that girls and young women needed another reason to avoid pursuing math and science, so The Children’s Place has graciously started selling shirts…

Mary Odell | August 7, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Dr. Mica Endsley, Air Force’s First-Ever Chief Scientist

For the first time ever the U.S. Air Force has a female chief scientist. Her name is Dr. Mica Endsley and we think she’s pretty kickass. She assumed her official…

Mary Odell | June 10, 2013 - 9:40 am

Sexed-Up Science PSA Fails To Attract Potential Female Scientists

Women hold less than 25 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs within the field, and are less likely than males to work in a STEM occupation. But while I…

Daley Quinn | June 28, 2012 - 2:40 pm