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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Girls in STEM

    Scientists May Misunderstand the Gender Gap in Physics

    • Jan 29, 2024
    • Amy McCaig

    A recent study suggests women are less likely to pursue a career in physics. Researchers warn that this individualist argument blunt initiatives promoting women's equality in STEM.


    • Oct 23, 2023

    There are concrete ways to promote black women in their efforts to study and work in STEM fields, a new study argues.

  • Female engineers

    ‘Diversity is key for success’: why engineering needs more BAME women

    • Sep 1, 2023
    • Ellen Manning

    A university lecturer has set up a project to show schoolgirls just what they can achieve as engineers – part of an industry-wide drive to attract more black and ethnic minority women into the sector

  • Women in STEM

    Study shows need for more female STEM leadership

    • Jul 6, 2023
    • Leigh Beeson

    Despite efforts to diversify the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, new research from the University of Georgia suggests that women remain underrepresented in STEM fields in federal jobs.

  • Engineering team

    How professional engineers can contribute to attraction and retention of minority groups into the engineering profession through equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization efforts

    • May 19, 2023
    • Jessica Vandenberghe

    So how can professional engineers contribute as individuals, leaders, and within their organizations to improve the diversity amongst the engineering workforce? It is important to acknowledge that this is both an internal personal development journey, as well as an external journey as a professional.

  • Black woman in academia

    A seat at the table is not enough: a perspective on Black women representation in academia

    • May 5, 2023
    • Ane Ogbe

    Although it has been reported extensively that academia has a racism and sexism problem, the intersection of race and gender in academia is one that is not often highlighted and thus unacknowledged. The reality is that racism and sexism have a double-dose effect for Black women in academia.

  • Career Calculus: Assessing the Psychological Cost of Pursuing an Engineering Career

    • Mar 16, 2023
    • Trevion S. Henderson, Katie A. Shoemaker, Lisa R. Lattuca

    Personal characteristics (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, and precollege experiences) are known to shape students' pathways to engineering, as well as persistence decisions in college. However, the role of psychological cost in postgraduation intentions has received less scholarly attention.

  • female science student

    In OW-STEM, a Legacy Push for STEM Diversity

    • Feb 20, 2023
    • Gregory Zeller

    Opening STEM fields to traditionally "underrepresented" communities strengthens future workforces.

  • female engineer

    How State and Local Leaders Can Harness New Infrastructure Funding to Build a Stronger, More Inclusive Workforce

    • Feb 6, 2023
    • Martha Ross, Joseph W. Kane, Felix Laniyan, Annelies Goger

    The infrastructure field has long faced challenges in finding and retaining workers, and it does not have a strong track record of inclusion and diversity.

  • female engineer at water treatment plant

    Recruit with Diversity and Inclusion in Mind

    • Jan 18, 2023
    • Sapna Mulki, Steven Stone-Sabali

    Ensuring the recruiting process is inclusive requires a conscious effort to find out who people are as well as what skills and experiences they could bring to a team.

  • female mechanical engineer

    How Diversity Makes Better Engineering Teams

    • Dec 26, 2022
    • David C. Mays

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion offer a win–win for engineers working together to serve the public.

  • diverse leadership in STEM

    Why is Diverse Leadership in STEM Important?

    • Nov 28, 2022
    • Jacob Midwinter

    Five industry leaders discuss how their organizations have successfully created inclusive, diverse work environments.

  • diversity in STEM

    Inspiring More Diversity in STEM

    • Sep 6, 2022
    • Lennis Perez

    From teaching kids how to code, to helping students graduate without college debt, there are many Latinx who are doing incredible things to bring more diversity into STEM.

  • semiconductors

    Senators Padilla and Warnock Push to Bolster Diversity in Semiconductor Workforce

    • Jul 28, 2022
    • Katherine Zehnder

    U.S. Sens. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., applauded the passage of the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America Act.

  • female scientist in wheelchair

    Diversifying STEM; the Importance of Representation, Equity, and Inclusion

    • Jul 15, 2022

    As part of SLAS Europe 2022 coverage, Paula Petrone, Associate Research Professor at ISGlobal, talks about the importance of representation, inclusion, and equity in the STEM fields.

  • diversity in construction

    Biden’s Diversity Push in Trades Sparks Union, Industry Tension

    • Jul 7, 2022
    • Rebecca Rainey

    Biden administration plans to create a high-skilled, diverse workforce to complete the billions of dollars of infrastructure projects expected over the next decade has largely hinged on siphoning federal dollars toward contractors and grant applicants that partner with labor organizations.