The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~4 min
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Women have disrupted research on bird song, and their findings show how diversity can improve all fields of science
For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.
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The tech field failed a 25-year challenge to achieve gender equality by 2020 – culture change is key to getting on track
Diversifying leadership can change organizational cultures, which removes barriers to women in the tech industry and academia.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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An initiative seeks to make scientists and their work more relatable to young students to promote STEM diversity.
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Women with better grades are still less likely to major in physics, engineering, and computer science, whereas less-qualified men are jumping in, find researchers.
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STEM students from underrepresented groups consistently get lower grades in intro chemistry courses, research finds. That gap has major consequences.
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Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It's not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.
May 15, 2020 • ~8 min
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LaNell Williams wants to encourage more women of color to pursue doctorate degrees in fields such as physics. To help make that happen, she founded the Women+ of Color Project, which last week hosted a three-day workshop that invited 20 African American, Latinx, and Native American women interested in pursuing a career in a STEM field to Harvard.
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US computer science students beat those in India, China, and Russia when competing head-to-head, a new study shows.
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