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...

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  • August 1, 2011

    The authors argue that the concerns of policy makers about the competitiveness of America's students are overstating and misidentifying America's challenges in science and engineering, and that they are missing the real opportunities for...


  • July 27, 2011
    A small group of female officers are training at sites including Groton, Conn., to join the elite submarine force beginning this year. While the Navy says it is not treating them any differently from their male counterparts, officials have been...

  • July 20, 2011

    A study by researchers at University of Washington of female engineering students' perceived challenges finds significant differences between black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-American and white women. The findings could help...


  • June 10, 2011

    Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) analyzed grant applications to determine whether there is a correlation between the  sex of the applicants and the award of NIH grant funding. The study determined that success and...


  • June 1, 2011

    University of Colorado at Boulder researchers who conducted a chemical analysis of australopithecine fossils ranging between roughly 1.8 million and 2.2 million years old from two South African caves found that teeth thought to belong to females are...