The iconic American inventor is still a white male – and that's an obstacle to race and gender inclusion

The story of the invention in America typically features larger-than-life caricatures of white men like Thomas Edison while largely ignoring the contributions of women and people of color.

Anjali Vats, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African Diaspora Studies and Associate Professor of Law (By Courtesy), Boston College • conversation
Dec. 8, 2020 ~9 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

The world is designed for men – but smart energy systems don't have to be

Those designing smart energy systems must take gender into account.

Charlotte Johnson, Senior Researcher in urban communities and resources, UCL • conversation
Sept. 22, 2020 ~8 min

Here's what it'll take to clean up esports' toxic culture

Combating sexism and other forms of harassment in online videogames comes down to community standards.

Amanda Cote, Assistant Professor of Media Studies/Game Studies, University of Oregon • conversation
Aug. 21, 2020 ~9 min

Sexism pushed Rosalind Franklin toward the scientific sidelines during her short life, but her work still shines on her 100th birthday

Franklin was born a century ago, and her X-ray crystallography work crucially contributed to determining the structure of DNA.

Richard Gunderman, Chancellor's Professor of Medicine, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, Indiana University • conversation
July 20, 2020 ~8 min