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National Academy of Sciences Announces New Elected Members
The National Academy of Sciences, celebrating their 150 year anniversary this year, released their list of Members and Foreign Associates Elected for 2013 yesterday. 22 women and 62 men will be inducted as members, slightly below the anticipated numbers (based on the representation of each gender by PhD recipients from several decades earlier) but far closer to projections than some years in the past as can be seen in the chart. However, women still make up less than 20% of the total membership of NAS.
Posted on 13 May 2013
The 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech
Women are (relatively) few and far between in the tech industry. They make up less than 10% of venture capitalists, and they leave the industry at twice the rate of men, according to a recent study by the Kauffman Foundation. Over the last couple of weeks, Business Insider accepted nominations for the most important women 30 years old or under in tech.
Posted on 13 May 2013
WITI - Women in Technology International Virtual Career Fair, Creating Access to Opportunities Nationwide, April 30, 2013
This WITI - Women in Technology International Virtual Career Fair connects you directly with employers that have open technology career opportunities, from the comfort of your home or office. As an attendee you will quickly see employers that want to hire technology talent, the specific opportunities available, and additional information about each hiring organization. You will choose which employers you want to interact with and then engage in a one-on-one chat directly with a recruiter at those organizations. You can share your background, experience, resume, and ask questions.
Posted on 21 Apr 2013
NIS Public-Private Platform: Call for expression of interest
The Commission will launch the Network and Information Security (NIS) Public-Private Platform on 24 June 2013. The output of the platform will feed into the Commission recommendations on cybersecurity across the value chain to be adopted in 2014. Interested stakeholders are invited to express their interest in participating in the platform before 24 May 2013.
Posted on 21 Apr 2013
ICT in schools survey
Students and teachers in Europe are keen to "go digital", computer numbers have doubled since 2006 and most schools are now "connected", but use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and digital skill levels are very uneven.
Posted on 21 Apr 2013
The Women Powering Technology Summit, 2 - 4 June 2013, Santa Clara, California
The Women Powering Technology Summit is coming to The Marriott in Santa Clara June 2-4. Business and thought leaders are coming from all over the nation to lead hands on workshops, presentations and dynamic panel discussions about cutting edge trends.
Posted on 10 Apr 2013
OurCS 2013, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, USA, 18 - 20 October 2013
This 3 day workshop is research focused and will provide opportunities for undergraduate women from the USA and around the globe to work on exploratory problems in teams led by researchers from industry, academia and other computing related domains.
Posted on 10 Apr 2013
Combining Robotics With Poetry - Art and Engineering Can Co-Exist
Sue Mellon, gifted support coordinator for Springdale Junior and Senior High/Colfax School in the Allegheny Valley School District, thought 7th and 8thgraders could develop a deeper understanding of poetry by playing around with robotics. Poetry isn’t always easy for students. But with hands-on engagement, they gain new understanding. Science, technology, engineering, math, art - that’s all really important. But really, integration is what’s the issue. That’s the critical piece.
Posted on 10 Apr 2013
From Ph.D. to Professoriate: The Role of the Institution in Fostering the Advancement of Postdoc Women
This resource is a product of the NPA ADVANCE project, a three-year project of the National Postdoctoral Association to foster the transition of women postdoctoral scholars (postdocs) into the professoriate. The project has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program, which seeks to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. NPA ADVANCE has sought to adapt and disseminate promising institutional practices for assisting women scientists and engineers to make this transition. The project has drawn on successful models from past ADVANCE programs and the broader postdoctoral community in order to identify promising models and approaches that could eff ectively be replicated at research institutions. Now available as a free downloadable PDF.
Posted on 25 Mar 2013
Verbally acute women avoid STEM careers
Women are less likely to pursue jobs in science and technology because their better language skills give them more career options, new research shows. Although the gender gap in mathematics has narrowed in recent decades between males and females, women are still less likely to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) -than their male counterparts. The new study published in Psychological Science looks at whether differences in overall patterns of math and verbal ability might play a role.
Posted on 25 Mar 2013

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