MISTI pilots conversations in energy

The MISTI Career Conversations: Energy program serves as an innovative pivot from international internships to a virtual seminar series.

Christina Davies | MISTI • mit
Dec. 8, 2020 ~7 min

Nobel Prizes have a diversity problem even worse than the scientific fields they honor

With 3% of science Nobels going to women and zero going to Black people, these awards are an extreme example of how certain demographics are underrepresented in STEM fields.

Marc Zimmer, Professor of Chemistry, Connecticut College • conversation
Sept. 29, 2020 ~8 min

Women equal men in computing skill, but are less confident

The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.

William Wagner, Associate Professor of Accountancy & Information Systems, Villanova University • conversation
Sept. 28, 2020 ~4 min

Expert: COVID makes STEM education gaps more dire

With the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure every child has access to a quality STEM education is even more difficult. But there are reasons to be hopeful, too.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Stereotypes in language may shape bias against women in STEM

Stereotypes embedded in languages around the world may shape biases against women entering STEM careers, new research suggests.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~6 min

Hard-working scientists are better role models than ‘natural geniuses’

Scientists who worked hard through struggles are more motivating as role models than scientists who people see as naturally brilliant, researchers say.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Hard-working scientists are better role models than ‘natural geniuses’

Scientists who worked hard through struggles are more motivating as role models than scientists who people see as naturally brilliant, researchers say.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

MIT conference focuses on preparing workers for the era of artificial

As automation rises in the workplace, speakers explore ways to train students and reskill workers.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 22, 2019 ~10 min

Stereotypes can shape how far students go in STEM

Racial stereotypes centered on looks can have a big impact on whether college students stick with science, tech, engineering, and math.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
March 6, 2019 ~5 min

Lots of moms and dads leave STEM careers

"We need a cultural revolution within many fields to recognize and reward the full value of professionals who also care for children."

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 20, 2019 ~3 min

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