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Registration Now Open: NCWIT Conversations For Change
You can join the first-ever NCWIT Conversations for Change! This online thought leadership series of events will occur throughout May 4-22. Register today for conversations, Q&As, on-demand videos, and more where you can fully immerse yourself in research-based recommendations and peer-to-peer discussions to further your efforts in creating inclusive cultures.
Posted on 12 May 2020
The woman who discovered the first coronavirus
The woman who discovered the first human coronavirus was the daughter of a Scottish bus driver, who left school at 16. June Almeida went on to become a pioneer of virus imaging, whose work has come roaring back into focus during the present pandemic. Covid-19 is a new illness but it is caused by a coronavirus of the type first identified by Dr Almeida in 1964 at her laboratory in St Thomas's Hospital in London. The virologist was born June Hart in 1930 and grew up in a tenement near Alexandra Park in the north east of Glasgow. She left school with little formal education but got a job as a laboratory technician in histopathology at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. She pioneered a method which better visualised viruses by using antibodies to aggregate them. She identified what became known as the first human coronavirus.
Posted on 30 Apr 2020
Call for Proposals - Virtual Visiting Scholars conduct meta-analysis and synthesis of existing research in STEM equity workplaces
Each year, the ARC Network selects two Virtual Visiting Scholars to conduct research on existing or emerging themes from scholarly literature on gender equity in STEM workplaces. Virtual Visiting Scholars employ qualitative and/or quantitative meta-analytic and meta-synthesis techniques to identify best practices, structural barriers or other larger themes from existing literature. Research also incorporates considerations of diversity and inclusion from an intersectional and systemic perspective. Applications are due on June 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET. Decisions will be made by July 1, 2020. All decisions are final. The Virtual Visiting Scholar term begins August 1, 2020. Up to two (2) awards are made annually.
Posted on 14 Apr 2020
Women In Data Science: The Current Gender Diversity Outlook
The gender gap in professional space has a fundamental bearing on whether or not a company will thrive. Where skilled women count sums up to one-half of the world’s talent, it is quintessential to acknowledge their role in growth, competitiveness, and future-readiness of organizations. The females have always been instrumental in technology development, yet the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)’s report depicts that the number of women in computing space has steadily declined since 1991 when it peaked at 36%. Specifically, with the growth of data-centric roles, industries are developing a variety of job opportunities but it seems like the situation is not the same with women. Analytics Insight’s study found that only 30% of women are actively working in Data Science and other data-oriented jobs. Also, around 10% of data teams do not have any female members in them.
Posted on 14 Apr 2020
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Selects Recipients of the 2020 NCWIT Collegiate Award
NCWIT is pleased to announce winners and honorable mentions of the 2020 NCWIT Collegiate Award, celebrating undergraduate and graduate students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary from academic institutions nationwide. Conferred annually, the NCWIT Collegiate Award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact. View a complete list of the 2020 recipients.
Posted on 14 Apr 2020
Gender equity: Where will we be in 10 years' time?
Elsevier's third gender report, The researcher journey through the gender lens: A global examination of research participation, career progression and perceptions, indicates that research is making progress towards gender equity even as there is still work to be done. The report includes interviews with leading women in research and innovation. Here, three of them share their thoughts on the future of gender diversity and equity in research globally and which organizational and cultural issues will influence change most significantly.
Posted on 29 Mar 2020
Black Woman Who Helped Create The Gps Finally Gets Some Recognition
Inspired by the re-telling of her sorority sister's engineering success in the now classic film ''Hidden Figures'', a Virginia woman named Gladys West is coming forward with her hidden history and involvement in created a technology most of us use everyday - GPS. As it turns out, like her sorority sister, West is also an important forgotten figure of technological advancement in the U.S. before and during the Civil Rights movement. This time, its West’s work on the modern day GPS system during her 42-year career at the Navy base in Dahlgren where her work was essential to her team which developed the Global Positioning System in the 1950s and 1960s.
Posted on 11 Mar 2020
Promote diversity in science
2020 is a crucial year for science. Every day, we unlock new evidence that reshapes how we think about humanity, our world, and the universe itself. At the same time, we face new global challenges - including public health crises, plastic pollution, and the increasingly alarming reality of climate change - that will shape our future prospects as a society. We need strong voices like yours to ensure that the message of science and empirical evidence stands out from the crowd. You can seize the moment and become a AAAS member. When you do, you help AAAS: to collaborate with dozens of scientific societies to urge Congress to reject policies that disregard science, secure funding for critical research projects that benefit our society, inspire the next generation by placing retired scientists in K-12 classrooms across the nation and push for STEM education for all, especially in underserved communities.
Posted on 11 Mar 2020
National Meetings with C&EN
Thousands of chemists and other scientists will travel from around the world to attend the ACS spring and fall national meetings. Among them will be C&EN's team of science reporters, who will be on the lookout for the best new science and other news you don't want to miss. When you subscribe, C&EN's team will bring you a daily email digest for each day of the conference. Think of this as your guide covering the emerging science at the ACS National Meeting & Exposition. The newsletter is designed to help you follow the meeting, whether you're there in person, or following from afar. Get started by filling out the form, and you'll start receiving updates the first day of the national meeting you subscribed to.
Posted on 27 Feb 2020
European Radon Week, Vienna, 24th – 28th February 2020
The European Radon Week 2020 will combine three workshops and is addressed to national authorities, the scientific radon community, industry and all other experts interested in radon. The European Radon Week will give an overview of the work and research done in Europe, especially in the field of harmonisation of radon measurement methods, radon priority areas, mapping and communicating radon data. Invited experts will present results and experiences, but much time will be reserved for discussions.
Posted on 08 Feb 2020

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