Women in Science

The Intersection

Category archives for Women in Science

Every week or so, someone asks yours truly to weigh in on women in science. I have. Including a couple of times here. But like Britney’s career, the subject keeps making a comeback… How do we break through that glass ceiling, defy expectations, and succeed in a man’s world? Now more than ever, it seems…

The Struggle To Be Heard

The past week has seen a mild ripple across the science blogosphere over women in science. I’ve refrained from participating this round while Chris and I are hard at work completing our manuscript. But today while I’m presently somewhere miles up between coasts, I’ve scheduled this entry to point readers over to a great response…

Girl Chemist 1949

Science Illustrated: Jan, 1949 Ladies, we’ve come a long way…

Science, New Series, Vol. 77, No. 2003, Issue Containing the Preliminary Program of the Chicago Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Associated Societies May 19, 1933, p. 464 ENTERTAINMENT FOR LADIES Mrs. Henry Gale, chairman of the Ladies’ Committee, has reported the present stage of plans for entertaining the ladies…

originally published November 2, 2007 by Sheril R. Kirshenbaum I’m publicly responding to a particular reader’s provocative comments because women-in-science is a topic that needs to be settled. Finally. After which, I’ll be moving away from the great gender divide for a while and back to science and policy next week. Here goes. November 2,…

The NYTimes Claudia Dreifus recently interviewed Dr. Nina V. Fedoroff, science adviser to the secretary of state and administrator of the Agency for International Development: Q. WHY DOES THE SECRETARY OF STATE NEED A SCIENCE ADVISER? A. Because science and technology are the drivers of the 21st century’s most successful economies. There are more than…

Real ad for epMotion: An automated pipetting system. Yes folks, biotech is targeting women in science. Readers can, uh, form their own opinions of Eppendorf’s approach…

According to ABC, a new study reports that women tend to drop out of research between their postdoc positions and running their own labs. I can’t say I’m shocked. While personal anecdotes are not reliable evidence, by age 28 I’ve already seen this trend firsthand among my peers many, many times. We ladies make up…

Women We Like

‘I wanted to blaze a trail as a woman in math–once I decided I probably couldn’t be a baseball player.’ – Moon Duchin A pioneer in mathematics, Moon hopes to do interdisciplinary teaching and research incorporating math and the humanities. Moon has a keen mathematical intellect, which she brings to bear on problems of history,…

A Woman’s Worth

Yes, there are jobs that offer women ‘man sized paychecks‘, but I’m not encouraged looking at mean salaries in the sciences. While we ladies recently experienced a sightly higher percentage increase than the fellas, it seems to me something still doesn’t add up: