Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Since the 2001 release of Re:Gender's (formerly NCRW) seminal publication "Balancing the Equation: Where Are Women and Girls in Science, Engineering and Technology?" women have made significant strides in STEM-related studies and careers. However, progress in some areas has fallen short, particularly in technical fields – engineering, biochemistry and computer science/technology – in which women are still largely under-represented. The barriers and obstacles to women’s advancement are numerous and complex including gender bias, lack of mentoring and economic hardship. Efforts need to be stepped up to reduce these constraints.

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By Rebecca Chaleff*Last Thursday, September 22nd, I went to CUNY Graduate Center’s event, “Women in Science: Negotiating a Successful...
*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...


  • May 30, 2011

    According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), African-Americans earn only 1 percent of Ph.D.’s in physics. This blog post discusses a May 2011 NSF workshop focused on collaboration in the sciences with the express purpose of increasing the...

  • December 16, 2010

    New Jersey Institute of Technology: A new project funded by the National Science Foundation used social network mapping to expose collaborations between colleagues and how or whether this led to career advancement. Researchers concluded that women...

  • October 26, 2010

    Association for Psychological Science: A new study by psychological scientists answers the question of why women are underrepresented in STEM fields. Conclusions show that main factors include personal choice, and child-bearing years.

  • September 26, 2010

    Republic: A dual degree program between the University of Notre Dame and St. Mary's College has increased the  percentage of women in the College of Engineering from 22 percent to 30 percent.  In addition to more targeted recruitment, the...

  • September 8, 2010

    The Australian: The gender pay equity gap between women and men is rising in Australia, and is now at 18%.  In addition, results from a new survey of members of the Australian Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers show...