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  • Championing Women in Engineering: A Call to Action for Engineering Leaders

    • Jun 24, 2024
    • Sriram Panyam

    Allyship and how to build a more inclusive landscape for women in engineering and technology.

  • One Habit Gives Women an Advantage Over Men at Work Preparation

    • Jun 17, 2024
    • Morgan Smith

    Women are more likely than men to embrace perfectionist tendencies like overpreparing and overdelivering at work, studies show. When used strategically, this habit can give female employees a sustainable advantage, according to new research.

  • How we are fighting systemic racism in the workplace and beyond

    • Jun 10, 2024
    • WEforum

    Global companies are increasingly taking up their role as responsible trustees of society and investing in actions for racial and ethnic equity in the workplace – not as an option, but as a business imperative.

  • Why So Many LGBTQ+ Scientists Leave Physics

    • Jun 3, 2024
    • Mike Silver-Tufts

    A new study finds that overall climate and exclusionary behaviors are the biggest factors for LGBT+ scientists leaving physics.

  • 6-Step Plan Aims to Boost Faculty Diversity

    • May 27, 2024

    A team of scientists from top bioengineering programs has created a roadmap for developing and implementing a hiring process aimed at increasing diversity among biomedical engineering faculty. Their report appears in Nature Biomedical Engineering and stems from concerns that hiring processes to increase diversity in engineering have been largely unsuccessful despite best efforts.

  • Male Psych Researchers Forget Women in Their Field

    • May 20, 2024

    When asked to name experts in their field, male psychology researchers are more likely to think of other men—no matter that most psychologists in and out of the academy are women. This has serious implications for women researchers’ careers, affecting promotion, tenure status, and prestige and resulting in inequitable career outcomes.

  • How Can Physics Become More Diverse?

    • May 13, 2024
    • U. Pittsburgh

    Physics has long suffered from the perception that the most cutting-edge work is done by lone geniuses, usually white men. A new paper explores the problems with physics culture and provides a road map for making departments in the field more equitable. Among their research-backed recommendations are ways instructors can shift their teaching and their department culture to give marginalized physics students the tools for success.

  • Alarm sounded over declining US radiation professional workforce

    • May 6, 2024
    • David Kramer

    As retirements surge, shortages threaten to slow advances in cancer therapy, diagnostics, and improved understanding of the physiological impacts of radiation. But the market for health physicists is strong. Thomas Johnson, a professor of health physics at Colorado State University, lists about 80 openings each month -- many of which he says remain unfilled for months.

  • Diversity In Leadership Increases Chances Of Success By 39%

    • Apr 29, 2024
    • Julie Kratz

    According to the latest “Diversity Matters Even More” report, there is a “39% increased likelihood of outperformance for those in the top quartile of ethnic and gender representation versus the bottom quartile.” Conversely, the risk of not having diversity on your leadership team is immense.

  • Diversity & Inclusion: 7 Ways to Change Your Culture

    • Apr 22, 2024
    • STEM Community

    Creating a truly diverse and inclusive workforce takes much more than locating and tapping into a diverse hiring pipeline. Here are seven practices that can help fine tune your DNI efforts.

  • Disabled PhD holders in STEM get paid less

    • Apr 15, 2024

    Today more than 27% of American adults have disabilities, and yet people with disabilities still face many barriers to health, equity, and inclusion. The Disability Health Research Center aims to shift the paradigm from ‘living with a disability’ to ‘thriving with a disability’ and uses data-driven approaches to drive change in many sectors, including in STEM.

  • Gender, vulnerabilities, and how the other becomes the otherer in academia

    • Apr 8, 2024
    • Esme Franken, Fleur Sharafizad, Kerry Brown

    This article draws on the work of Judith Butler, particularly the notion of vulnerability in/as resistance, to explore the gendered experiences of women in Australian academia.

  • In search of a job—But which one? How unemployed people revise their occupational expectations

    • Apr 1, 2024
    • Didier Demazière

    Job search is a compulsory duty with which unemployed people must either comply, or risk being sanctioned. Activation policies have reinforced this obligation (Eichhorst et al., 2008). At the same time, employment job statuses have diversified, while conditions of employment have been weakened; the end result is growing job insecurity and precariousness, primarily affecting jobseekers

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Clinical Research

    • Mar 25, 2024
    • Lisa D. Ellis

    An examination of the challenges facing women in clinical research and how women can best position themselves to succeed.

  • Examining the Draw of Diversity: How Diversity Climate Perceptions Affect Job-Pursuit Intentions

    • Mar 18, 2024
    • Derek R. Avery, Sabrina D. Volpone, Robert W. Stewart, Aleksandra Luksyte, Morela Hernandez, Patrick F. McKay, Michelle (Mikki) R. Hebl

    Organizations must target talented applicants, who will often be demographically diverse, to attract the most competent and competitive workforce possible. Despite the bottom-line implications of attracting the best and brightest, surprisingly little is known about how and why diversity recruitment strategies affect recruitment outcomes (e.g., job-pursuit intentions).

  • Male psychologists and female mathematicians: Gender beliefs and undergraduate degree choices

    • Mar 11, 2024
    • Madeleine Pownall, Nathan Heflick

    This paper assessed a variety of gender beliefs and identities amongst men and women in Science. The results demonstrate how gender identity may account for differences in undergraduate representation. The authors discuss the implications of their findings for increasing uptake of gender stereotype career paths (e.g., women in STEM) with a particular focus on how femininity may be rejected in counter-stereotypical domains.

  • Diversity among research staff found to increase participation of underrepresented patients in clinical studies

    • Mar 4, 2024
    • Boston Medical Center

    "Understanding ways to improve recruitment of racially and ethnically underrepresented patients in clinical research is critical," said Manju Subramanian, MD.

  • Young Scientist

    Myths About 'Talent' Disadvantage Women in Science

    • Feb 26, 2024
    • Maria Hornbek

    Could it be that most men simply have character traits that are well-suited to the sciences? The faculty we spoke with say that when you’re on the hunt for talent, you’re looking for people like yourself. But are these ‘boyish behaviors’ the most important qualities to becoming a good scientist?

  • Supporting Diversity in STEM

    How Allies Can Fight Discrimination Against Black, Latino STEM Students

    • Feb 20, 2024
    • Amy McCaig

    Calling out discriminatory behavior is an effective way for white students to help combat racism against Black and Latino science, technology, engineering, and math students, researchers report.

  • Workplace Burnout

    To Retain Women, Workplaces Need to Fight Burnout

    • Feb 12, 2024
    • Melissa De Witte

    Employers must act now to combat the burnout forcing women out of the workforce.