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 for more information.

"Women in Europe earn about 43% of doctoral degrees in science, but hold only 15% of senior academic positions." More info in this report.

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By way of the LA Times, we learn that women are flocking in droves to Caltech this year: According to preliminary figures, 87 women are entering a freshman class of [235] students in September. That 37% share is Caltech's highest since it began admitting undergraduate women in 1970, when pioneering…
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…
So, here's the latest set of reports telling you exactly what the situation is for women in science, nicely collected for us in the AWIS Sept. 1, 2006 Washington Wire (thanks, AWIS!) FYI: STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. What follows are the titles of three reports, AWIS…
These may be of interest to readers of this blog: A new web resource, that's really a catalog of many resources: [Ruta Sevo has] posted about 100 recommended resources on women in science and engineering, organized into small chunks, calling it "10 x 10 List." When you use Google to find things,…

I have an idea that migraines and high IQ may be related (wherher causally or not, I don't know). So I was wondering if you had a high IQ. Mine was about 140 (verified by MENSA exam), and I had a lot of migraines. Then I drank heavily for a lot of years and dropped my IQ to around 2 (subjective estimation). Now I don't have migraines anymore (or anything else for that matter)

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