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Some Latinos believe science may negatively impact their kids' faith
More than one-third of Latinos interviewed in a recent study believe science education may have a negative impact on the religious faith of their children, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University.
The study examined the relationship between STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and religious faith from the perspective of blacks and Latinos, two groups that are among the most religious in the U.S. Study authors Daniel Bolger, a Rice Ph.D. student, and Elaine Howard Ecklund, founding director of the Religion and Public Life Program and the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, conducted the study to investigate what impact parents think science education will have on their children's faith.
Posted on 20 Nov 2017
The Tech Industry's Gender-Discrimination Problem
The dramatic imbalance in pay and power has created the conditions for abuse. More and more, women are pushing for change.
Posted on 20 Nov 2017
Need to address the dropout rate of women in tech: Paula Stern
Paula Stern, Chairwoman of The Stern Group, a public policy advisory company, has never seen such dynamic shifts as a result of technology in her over three decades of work. The former Chairwoman of US International Trade Commission spoke to BusinessLine at the 'Unlocking US-India trade potential' conference on the need for a greater push of upskilling, the continued biases women face in technology and whether the efforts taken by outsourcing companies in the US are bearing fruits.
Posted on 20 Nov 2017
How promoting STEM fields to women can backfire
Among the causes of the persistent gender pay gap in the United States, choice of college majors stands tall. Graduates in fields that tend to attract more women than men, such as art history, French, and psychology, earn 20 percent less per year on average than those who studied subjects such as economics and physics, which attract more men than women. Educators, governments, and nonprofits have put considerable energy recently into pushing women toward the traditionally male, and higher-paying, fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). From T-shirts reading ''Future Biologist'' and ''STEM girls rock'' to federal lawmakers whose Inspire Act requires NASA to encourage women in aerospace-related careers, the message is clear: the US wants its daughters in STEM.
Posted on 09 Nov 2017
How The Founder Of GoldieBlox Is Creating The Next Generation Of Women In STEM
Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of female-geared toy company GoldieBlox, is inspiring the next generation of women in STEM as both an engineer and an entrepreneur.
Posted on 21 Oct 2017
Sheryl Sandberg shares 3 ways men can empower women at work
Sheryl Sandberg has been one of the loudest voices fighting for gender equality in the workplace. And yet, she says, women still face challenges in even the smallest workplace exchanges. In an interview with LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman for his podcast ''Masters of Scale,'' Sandberg discusses why some women still fear appearing too ambitious at work.
Posted on 21 Oct 2017
Learn how an 8th-grader in Pennsylvania is bringing coding education to her community
13 years old Uma found her passion in teaching Intro to Coding classes to girls aged 5 to 8.
Posted on 07 Oct 2017
The state of women in computer science: An investigative report
Top colleges boast about reaching gender parity in 'intro to computer science' courses. But very few of those women go on to graduate with a CS degree. Here's why.
Posted on 07 Oct 2017
Women of Eniac Part 2: WITI Hall of Fame 1997 Induction Video - Women In Technology International
The first programmers started out as "Computers." This was the name given by the Army to a group of over 80 women working at the University of Pennsylvania during World War II calculating ballistics trajectories - complex differential equations - by hand. When the Army agreed to fund an experimental project, the first all-electronic digital computer, six ''Computers'' were selected in 1945 to be its first programmers. They were Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, Jean Jennings Bartik, Frances Snyder Holberton, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Frances Bilas Spence and Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum. The ENIAC was the first all-electronic digital computer, a machine of approximately 18,000 vacuum tubes and forty black 8-foot panels. Because the ENIAC project was classified, the programmers were denied access to the machine they were supposed to tame into usefulness until they received their security clearances. As the first programmers, they had no programming manuals or courses, only the logical diagrams to help them figure out how to make the ENIAC work.
Posted on 16 Sep 2017
A Research-Based Approach To Diversity And Inclusion
Unfortunately, when it comes to increasing diverse participation in tech, good intentions are never enough. Frequently, in our work with tech companies, we encounter many folks who are frustrated and wonder why things, to date, have changed so little. We have found that one of the first steps to easing this frustration and improving effectiveness of change efforts is to help folks distinguish between research-based approaches versus well-meaning but misguided approaches that are not based on research. I thought it might be useful to share a few quick points to help change-leaders separate the research-based wheat from the misguided chaff when it comes to creating inclusive cultures. In short, research-based approaches are not about fixing people, are not only about the ''pipeline,'' and are not ''women's issues'' or issues for underrepresented groups to resolve in isolation.
Posted on 16 Sep 2017

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