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A Washington, D.C. ceremony salutes the expansion of Professional Science Master's degree programs in the United States.
Real-world relevance increases the appeal of STEM subjects to female students, studies show.
Jacquiline Romero, who is now a postdoc, says that graduate school is the best time for an aspiring scientist to have a baby.
The number of bachelor's degrees in science and engineering fields is rising twice as fast as degrees in other fields, according to a new report.
As the tenure track shrinks, more and more teaching—including in STEM fields—is done by "off-track," low-paid, contingent faculty.
Women, in particular, will benefit if funding bodies and evaluation committees can improve their evaluation criteria.
With brilliance, persistence, resourcefulness, and determination, Abraham Nemeth put math and science at the blind's fingertips.
High-achieving Ph.D.-holders base the decision whether to stay in academia on their perception of whether the rewards justify the challenges.
A new study suggests that, despite progressive workplace policies, professional women in Scandinavia are exposed to more workplace stress than women elsewhere in Europe.
Hard on the heels of an embarrassing attempt to sell toys to girls by making them pink, LEGO introduces a female science professor.
Mike Herd, a self-educated petroleum engineer, is now the head of a technology incubator.
Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.
Universities that can't treat same-sex couples equally are losing good employees, an outgoing rector says.
On Saturday, Karolinska Institutet students marched in the annual Stockholm Pride Parade—with the institute's blessing.
The professional lives of pharmacists reveal how a science-based occupation can accommodate mothers.
According to an American Institute of Physics study, the absence of women in some physics departments isn't evidence of gender discrimination.
Scientists with disabilities and health issues have proved repeatedly that they can perform well as scientists.
Learning to remain focused on her passions helped Angela Lee Foreman adapt to her hearing disability and find a rewarding career path.
Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.
Organizations with a mission to increase diversity in the sciences offer local chapter resources to connect and inspire students and scientists with different backgrounds.
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