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How Stereotypes Can Drive Women To Quit Science

Walk into any tech company or university math department, and you’ll likely see a gender disparity: Fewer women than men seem to go into fields involving science, engineering, technology and mathematics. Over the years, educators, recruiters and government authorities have bemoaned the gender gap and warned that it can have dire consequences for American competitiveness […]

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Rosalind Franklin – My Favourite Scientist

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The Shop Class Stigma: What Title IX Didn’t Change

The Shop Class Stigma: What Title IX Didn’t Change by Claudio Sanchez NPR – June 23, 2012 Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon signed Title IX, which said no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from any education program or activity. Vocational education courses that barred girls — such as auto mechanics, […]

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AAUW is proud to host Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for our “tweet-up” (a meet-up on Twitter) this Friday, January 6, at 4 p.m. EST.

To kick off 2012 and recognize the 40th anniversary of Title IX this year, AAUW is proud to host Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for our “tweet-up” (a meet-up on Twitter) this Friday, January 6, at 4 p.m. EST. Though best known for creating opportunities for women and girls in athletics, Title IX affects all […]

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Parity in STEM Faculty

August 23, 2011 LAS VEGAS — Numerous studies document the frustrations — personal and professional — of women who pursue science careers in higher education. Many of these women complain about unfair treatment, as well as frustrations that come with being in the minority (sometimes the extreme minority) in their departments. The National Science Foundation […]

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