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National Women in Engineering Day 2016
For National Women in Engineering Day W-T Engineering, Inc. asked engineers to submit a video encouraging young women to pursue engineering! Hear what everyone has to say .
Posted on 28 Jun 2016
How SWE Encourages Girls' Early Interest in STEM
Outgoing SWE President, Colleen Layman, discusses the effects of young girls' ebbing interest in science and math, the programs Society of Women Engineers - SWE offers females at every life stage, and the responsibility we have to raise up future generations to assume gender-neutrality in STEM.
Posted on 28 Jun 2016
More female leaders in science and tech urged
Appearing at NASA headquarters as part of a ''United State of Women'' Summit, NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman noted that fewer than one-third of the agency's scientists, and just over one-fifth of its engineers, are women.
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
Maria Reiche Nazca Lines Theory
In 1946 German mathemathician,Maria Reiche was asked to take over research of the Nazca Lines in Peru. She fell in love with them and made it her life's work to study them and to protect them from being obliterated by human activity. She discovered many more solstice markers and begin her life's work, mapping the celestial matrix of the Nazca Pampa, Four decades later she was asked what events in her life had prepared her for this lifelong passion.
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
How Sexism Held Back Space Exploration
How America's early aerospace engineers ignored computers because they considered programming to be women's work.
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
Executives Say Women in STEM Jobs Help the Bottom Line
Recent statistics show that women are significantly underrepresented in STEM careers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women now comprise 57 percent of the U.S. workforce. Yet, the U.S. Census Bureau reports, they make up only 26 percent of workers in STEM fields. Experts say STEM jobs are critical to America's global competitiveness and economic development. Nearly one-quarter of digital leaders say they believe diversity and inclusion are key to business success, and one-third link financial performance to diversity, according to Patricia Fletcher, SAP's head of Global Cultural Transformation for SAP Global Marketing. Fletcher spoke at SAP's Sapphire Now Conference, held recently in Orlando, Fla. SAP is a global software company based in Germany.
Posted on 20 Jun 2016
Women in Science - a historical perspective
David Neadle, a retired member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, spent his 175 minutes for chemistry researching the inspirational achievements of a number of historical women in science. In this article, David highlights the ongoing struggle for recognition and representation faced by female scientists.
Posted on 07 Jun 2016
The Women Behind the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
In 1939, the National Academy of Sciences awarded a grant to the Suicide Squad, a group of three students experimenting with rockets at Caltech, now more formally known as the GALCIT (Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology) Rocket Research Project. Until then, the group, comprised of Frank Malina, Jack Parsons, and Ed Forman, had no way to fund the rockets they were working on, and was on the verge of disbanding. That first award, $1,000, rescued the group, bringing them back together. When they were awarded a second grant the next year for ten times as much, it was life-changing. It was the U.S. government's first investment in rocket research. In deference to the Army Air Corps, which had proposed the funding, they changed their name to the Air Corps Jet Propulsion Research Project. Their goal was clear: Develop a rocket plane. The risky project was the beginning of what would become the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Posted on 07 Jun 2016
Watch Full Episodes Online of Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers on PBS
You can now watch Full Episodes of Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers Online from Board of Director Member Mayim Bialik.
Posted on 07 Jun 2016
Where More Women Are on Boards, Executive Pay Is Higher
Appointing more women to corporate boards has long been viewed as a good thing for a company's performance and for society as a whole. But gender diversity among directors carries another benefit, 2015 proxy filings show: a bigger paycheck for the company's chief executive. An analysis of C.E.O. pay at 100 large companies last year by Equilar, a compensation research firm in Redwood City, Calif., found that companies with greater gender diversity on their boards paid their chief executives about 15 percent more than the compensation dispensed by companies with less diverse boards. In dollars, this translated to approximately $2 million more in median pay last year among these companies.
Posted on 01 Jun 2016

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