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Sy-STEM-atic sexism

Charalampos Tsevis / Used with permission

“To the girls who are unsure about pursuing STEM: just do it! Have you ever asked the people who discourage you ‘Why can’t I?’ They don’t know how much you are capable of achieving in STEM.” – Jennifer Xiao…

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Social Commentary

Why leaders have to address unconscious bias?

Last spring, a British charity called Inspiring the Future commissioned a television ad in which some schoolchildren in Kent drew pictures of a firefighter, a surgeon and a fighter pilot. 970 more words


The origin of Silicon Valley’s gender problem

Considering the ubiquity of science in our everyday lives, from understanding what we eat, to cloud-based computing, to battling global warming and understanding how life-saving drugs work, it’s not surprising that kids want to know more. 643 more words

These Are the Only Two Female CEOs in Trump's New Business Advisor Group

While some of Donald Trump’s picks for top advisors in his fledgling administration have raised eyebrows, the new panel of business leaders assembled by the president-elect is flush with experience and influence—thanks to the inclusion of some of the biggest-name executives in the… 885 more words


Final Project

News Story: Nasty Gal’s Road to Bankruptcy

Nasty Gal, a popular online fashion business, has gone from being the fastest growing retailer in the country to filing… 502 more words

Knowledge can't be limited: Mervat Salman

For Mervat Salman, becoming a Wikipedia editor was almost part of her destiny. A child encyclopedist (“I compiled about 400 pages of my own encyclopedia,” she recalls), it is perhaps no wonder that after discovering Wikipedia through a search engine, Mervat was immediately drawn to the idea of sharing her knowledge with the world. 601 more words


Why is there a gender gap in science education?

Given that I’m neither a woman nor a scientist I might seem ill qualified to be commenting on this issue but I couldn’t get anyone else to write this article. 396 more words