Resources Concerning Gender Equity in STEM

Publications Highlighted in the Pipeline News

Hype Over Census Bureau STEM Report Is Overblown The Washington Post
A recent Census Bureau study found that only a quarter of bachelor’s degree graduates in STEM fields end up working in those fields. For computing, the number is almost one-half, but in “softer sciences,” such as psychology, the number is in the single digits. Eager critics seized this opportunity to lambast the Obama administration’s emphasis on STEM education. Not so fast. Read More

For Half, STEM Degrees Lead to Other Jobs Sharon Machlis and Patrick Thibodeau, Computer World
Census data provide some detail and also raise questions about whether there’s a U.S. shortage of STEM workers. Read More

How Much More Will You Pay for Science and Math Grads Anne Flaherty, Inc.
It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study–math and science in particular–when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department. Read More

Still Searching: Job Vacancies and STEM Skills Jonathan Rothwell, Brookings Institution
This report uses a unique database from the labor market information company Burning Glass and other sources to analyze the skill requirements and the advertisement duration time for millions of job openings. It concludes: (1) Job openings for STEM positions take longer to fill than openings in other fields. (2) Specific high-value skills requested by employers and common to STEM occupations are particularly scarce relative to demand and yet particularly valuable to employers. (3)  The regional supply of workers in a given occupation affects the length of vacancy advertisements. Read More

Women, Blacks Most Likely to Leave STEM Careers, New Research by AIR Finds American Institutes for Research
One in six who earns a Ph.D. in STEM pursues a career outside the field, with women and blacks most likely to do so, finds a new analysis of what general career paths and work these Ph.D. holders take up once leaving their discipline. Read More

Stop Interrupting Me: Gender, Conversation Dominance, and Listener Bias Jessica Kirkpatrick, Blog Post on LinkedIn
This is a well-studied phenomena and it’s called listener bias. We are socialized to think women talk more than they actually do. Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are “hogging the floor” even when men are dominating. Read More

An Obstacle for Women in STEM That We’re Only Beginning to Talk About FastCoexist
It’s hard to lean in when self-preservation tells you to lean out. A new survey examines sexual aggression on scientific field sites. Read More

Sexism in Tech Runs Deep and Global Malavika Velayanikal, Mashable
In the cool world of tech, gender discrimination is so uncool that it is rarely overt. But scratch the surface, and you will soon see shades of sexism in startup hubs the world over, from the Bay Area to Bangalore and Beijing. When it comes to women in tech, it seems like there are no borders–they face the same issues whether they are American, Chinese, or Indian. Read More

The Key to More Women in Technology? Men. James LaPlaine, The Washington Post
I’ve read much, and listened to many debate the reasons why we don’t see more women in the technology field. The solution is likely multivariate, yet I feel there is one key theme that isn’t getting the attention it should. Namely, men need to take responsibility to create a culture of inclusion for women in the tech space. Read More

How Not to Attract Women to Coding: Make Tech Pink Kristen V. Brown, San Francisco Talent
The lack of female technical talent is an issue that most tech companies have owned up to. Now, people everywhere, from Google to college admissions offices, are looking for ways the change that. And often, it seems, the proposed solution is simply to turn tech pink. Read More

Rewriting the Innovation Code for Latinas in Technology Angélica Pérez-Litwin for Huffington Post
Efforts to significantly advance Latinas in technology will require the identification and implementation of disruptive models to meet their needs and circumstances. The tech space needs an innovation makeover, with women–and Latinas of all walks of life–in mind. Read More

Professor Argues GRE Hurts STEM, Women and Minorities eCampus News
Graduate schools would do better to relax their over-reliance on a popular test score when it comes to admissions and instead try to judge the character of potential students, a University of South Florida professor argues. Read More

STEM Mentor Program to Start in 10 Indy Schools Eric Weddle, Indianapolis Star
Ten Indianapolis schools and a community organization are joining a national initiative to develop mentoring programs for students in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Read More

Girl Power Meets Power Drill at Triton College’s GADgET Summer Camp
GADgET (Girls Adventuring in Design Engineering and Technology) concluded its one-of-a-kind, two-week camp that ran in June at Triton College that introduced girls between the ages of 12 and 16 to the world of engineering. Read More

Information provided by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, STEM Equity Pipeline Press, July 2014.

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