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    What High Engineering Drop-Out Rate?

    New research shatters the myth that university engineering students are more likely to drop out of their undergraduate programs than other majors. That same research, done by  Matthew Ohland, an associate professor in Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education, and others, also shatters another myth: that women are more likely t… Read More
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    A Discordant Note About Rock Stars of Science (Updated)

    At the end of May, we commented  — favorably — on the campaign by philanthropies of the late fashion designer Geoffrey Beene to attract young people to science. That campaign, called Rock Stars of Science, featured a photoshoot in GQ, the men’s fashion magazine, combining real rock stars (e.g., Will.I.Am and Sheryl Crow) with… Read More
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    Tomorrow’s Women, Tomorrow’s World

    The full report of the March 2009 conference, Tomorrow’s Women, Tomorrow’s World, is now available online from the U.K. Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology. Conference reports aren’t usually page-turners, but I attended this excellent meeting, and I think the report sums everything up nicely and succi… Read More
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    Wendy Hall on Being a Woman Scientist

    Earlier this month, the Guardian talked to computer scientist Wendy Hall about her career choices, her experience as a woman in a male-dominated field, and her latest project, among other topics. (Hall spoke to Science Careers in 2007 for an article on career frameworks for early-career scientists.) Hall, professor of computer science at the Univer… Read More
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    Computer Student Enrollments Increasing in the U.S. and Canada

    A new report this week from the Computing Research Association (CRA)  shows enrollments and degrees rising among bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. students in the U.S. and Canada. For undergraduates at least, this marks a reversal of a trend going back to 2002. The report, which describes changes between the 2007-2008 and 2006-2007 academic ye… Read More
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    Encouraging Women to Return to the Lab

    Going back to the workplace after being away for a number of years can be difficult for anyone, but especially for parents who choose being a full-time mom or dad. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that companies and institutions in science and engineering are setting up programs to help women (many more moms than dads… Read More
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    Support Programs for Women and Minority Scientists

    In connection with “Career Boosters for Women and Minority Scientists,” a career workshop presented by Science Careers at the AAAS Annual Meeting, we present the following list of international resources for women and minority scientists. If you encounter this list in print form, you can find an online version (with embedded links) at h… Read More
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    Women Scientists and Engineers Sound Off about Their Careers

    The blog Scientiae, maintained by a group blog of women in the STEM professions, devoted its May monthly carnival — a collection of contributions from each blogger — to sharing experiences on the development of their careers. The comments, collected by blogger FlickaMawa, cover issues such as pressure to publish, balancing family and wo… Read More