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.
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