Tag: Women in STEM

Solving Science Inequality With Teachers and a Grant

Solving Science Inequality With Teachers and a Grant By Phil Gloudemans 150 teachers from 36 Massachusetts schools and 19 districts join the Lynch School program aimed at resolving inequalities in science education. A second cohort of teachers—150 from 36 Massachusetts schools and 19 districts—has joined the OpenSciEd Equitable Science Instruction Initiative, a program based at BC’s Lynch School of Education…

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Gender Stereotypes Stop Girls From Studying Physics

Gender Stereotypes Stop Girls From Studying Physics By Olivia Keenan and Jen Gupta Stereotypical attitudes about academia and gender are putting up barriers to girls pursuing further education in physics, the ASPIRES project finds. Many people think girls don’t want to study physics because of the mathematics element, but 39% of A-Level exam entrants in maths are girls, compared to…

Women’s Care Center Focuses On Culturally Competent Healthcare

Women’s Care Center Focuses On Culturally Competent Healthcare By Marilyn Parker JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Providing culturally competent quality healthcare to all – that’s the goal of Life Tree Women Care, a clinic that just opened this week on Jacksonville’s westside. The founders are husband and wife and they’ve been working towards this for more than 20 years. They say it’s…

Ines Calvete Barrios is Breaking Barriers and Saving Lives

Ines Calvete Barrios is Breaking Barriers and Saving Lives Ines Calvete Barrios’ career goal is to become a pediatrician, and she’s committed to transforming significant health disparities in the Latinx community. She faced domestic violence and poverty before and after immigrating to the United States. Now this college grad hopes to help others as a physician. By Doug McPherson Before…

UCLA Women in STEM Summit Returns

UCLA’s Student-Organized Women in STEM Summit Returns for Second Year By UCLA Samueli and Natalie Weber The annual Women in STEM: Breaking Barriers (WiSTEM) conference at UCLA connected students and professionals with prominent women in STEM for the second consecutive year.The April 7-8 conference featured dozens of speakers in 28 sessions. The event focused once again on helping participants navigate…

Karlie Kloss Melds Her Love For Wellness And Tech

Karlie Kloss Melds Her Love For Wellness And Tech By Valentina Di Donato Karlie Kloss, model, mother, and entrepreneur has been pursuing her many ventures through the lens of balance. Throughout her career, she has juggled jet-setting around the world for designer campaigns, her ventures in tech with her program Kode with Klossy which allows young women to access learning opportunities in…

Female Scientists in Africa are Changing the Face of Their Continent

Female Scientists in Africa are Changing the Face of Their Continent Why international researchers should be lining up to collaborate with women working in science across Africa. Female scientists in Africa are entrepreneurial and resourceful. They are finding innovative solutions to problems that affect their communities, and many are actively seeking to engage others in their work. But for more…

Promoting Mathematics to Girls in Ghana

Promoting Mathematics to Girls in Ghana By Kendall Powell Female mathematicians are inspiring young people in Africa to pursue careers in unconventional fields. Voices from Africa: Angela Tabiri, who researches quantum algebra at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Accra, was a PhD student at the University of Glasgow, UK, when she launched Femafricmaths in 2018. The network…

Women Pursuing Careers in STEM

Empowering Women to Pursue Careers in STEM By Sydney Simone Many women are expressing their gratitude and encouraging young girls to seek career opportunities in the field of STEM. The acronym STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Jobs that fall under one of those categories are typically male dominant. According to the American Association of University Women, ladies…

Smithsonian Unveils 120 Statues of Women in STEM

Smithsonian Unveils 120 Statues of Women in STEM for Women’s History Month By Joyann Jeffrey The Smithsonian is commemorating Women’s History Month by honoring more than a hundred women who are changing the future. On TODAY Friday, the Smithsonian unveiled a new historic exhibit, “#IfThenSheCan — The Exhibit,” featuring 120 life-size 3D statues of women who have excelled in the…