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Why should any woman get any degree in a STEM discipline? Especially if she has to wade through tons of bullshit courses to get there, and part of the learning, it appears, has to do with learning how to be someone you aren’t? Some other gender, some other race – or some other social class?…

Over at A Blog Around the Clock there are a series of posts with great video interviews from ScienceOnline2010, but I’d like to especially point your attention to this one with David Kroll and Damond Nollan, both of North Carolina Central University. It was filmed shortly after their session on “Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial…

This evening Marketplace Report had a segment on ” A push for Latinos to pursue education”. It’s a great segment, based on a report from the Southern Education Foundation. (Possibly this one; four page summary of the report, A New Diverse Majority: Students of Color in the South’s Public Schools is here.) The Hispanic College…

Professor in Training is working on a faculty website design and asks the following: I’m in the process of designing my own page and also a separate set of pages for my lab. I know the type of stuff I want in both of these but I was looking for feedback from both current and…

UPDATE: Pat Campbell has asked that if you did take the survey initially when it was returning 404 errors, and you subsequently re-took it, drop her an email and she will send you cookies! She has promised to send cookies to the first 10 of my readers who had to retake the survey, if you…

Links for 4-3-2009

Scads of stuff I don’t have time to blog adequately… Johns Hopkins Provost Kristina Johnson was nominated by President Obama to be under secretary of the Department of Energy in mid-March. From the email press release: She is a distinguished researcher, best known for pioneering work — with widespread scientific and commercial application — in…

Text and title shamelessly stolen from Sciencewomen, I have no time to write, am at mom’s again. Dr. Isis has decided to donate the funds from her blog traffic to fund a scholarship for undergraduate research, and has gotten the American Physiological Society to match her donation up to $500. And all you have to…

Links for 03-20-2009

NSF ADVANCE Workshop For Women Transitioning to Academic Careers The University of Washington’s ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change received an award from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to hold professional development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to academic careers in STEM. The…

Friday Bookshelf: Becoming Leaders

You’re a smart woman, and a fabulous scientist or engineer. You know you can be a great researcher or professional engineer. But have you given thought to doing more than your job – to becoming a leader? F. Mary Williams and Carolyn J. Emerson hope you will, and to encourage you, they’ve put together Becoming…

Some More Links for 3-17-2008

Good stuff from the AWIS Washington Wire: A new website on reducing stereotype threat. The engineering of ice cream, from Yale’s first female dean of engineering. “More than half the women in the world live in countries that have made no progress in gender equity in recent years. ” See the Gender Equity Index website…