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When most people think of an inventor, they think of someone like Thomas Edison: a grizzled, older man, tinkering alone in a laboratory. It's an ingrained archetype - but that doesn't mean it's true. The truth is that there have been many female inventors throughout history; it's just difficult to tell exactly how many, thanks to restrictive laws. Until the late 1800s it was against the law for women to file patents in their own names, meaning everything they created would have been filed under their husband's or father's name. But that doesn't mean they haven't left us a wonderful legacy of products and technologies pivotal to modern living. Especially to the modern man. Find out 8 inventions by women.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
Everyone knows that Marie Curie is the first woman to ever win a Nobel Prize. Most people know that she won twice. Few people know she is one of only two Nobel winners ever to win in two different sciences... and even fewer know the names of any other women who've been awarded a Nobel Prize in a scientific field.
Thankfully, more brilliant scientists have embraced the example set by Curie and continued her legacy, becoming pioneers for future female scientists in their own right. Here are our Top 8 most inspiring female Nobel Prize winners in all scientific fields.
Posted on 01 Apr 2015
eCult Observatory - where Technology meets Culture
The eCult Observatory is an on-line platform where cultural heritage stakeholders - museums , technology providers from EU projects or SMEs, researchers, museologists or young museum geeks - can find a place to share knowledge, interact and get information on technology solutions and museum needs. The eCult Observatory was developped within the eCultValue project, a coordination action co-funded by the European Commission, which investigated during 24 months technology solutions stemming from EU projects and national initiatives. Five partners from Italy (ESOCE), Slovenia (KIBLA), the UK (EMF-the Forum of e-Excellence, the European Museum Forum), and Greece (ATHENA RIC) brought together cultural heritage representatives, technology developers and researchers to engage in a dialogue and to showcase technologies susceptible to enhance the access to and experience of cultural heritage collections.
Posted on 17 Mar 2015
Silicon Valley is cool and powerful. But where are the women?
Every day, news outlets publish stories on the challenges facing WomenInTech. Women are extremely under-represented in the industry. Of the string of presentations made that day, only a few were made by female entrepreneurs. The founder doesn't recall a single woman on the panel of investors judging the startups and the audience was mostly male too. The problems are linked, says Caroline Simard, research director at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University in Silicon Valley. When women are drastically under-represented it creates the conditions under which such behaviour can thrive.
Posted on 17 Mar 2015
Women on Boards: Where the U.S. Ranks
A new law in Germany highlighted a slow progress of American companies in placing women on corporate boards. Nineteen percent of directors of companies in the S.&P. 500 are women, according to Catalyst, a research firm on women in business. The United States lags many countries with advanced economies in this category, including those without government quotas.
Posted on 17 Mar 2015
Silicon Valley's Best and Worst Jobs for New Moms (and Dads)
The tech industry has a reputation for being both a wonderland of employee benefits and a place that is unfriendly to families, particularly mothers. Along with the weekly massages, travel stipends, unlimited organic snacks, and casino-themed happy hours are stories of women who are stigmatized and punished for having children, overworked employees who feel they will never be able to balance family and a career, and entrepreneurs who are told by their advisors not to hire women of childbearing age. The dichotomy is stark and puzzling.
Posted on 09 Mar 2015
NCWIT Pioneer Award
The NCWIT Pioneer Award recognizes technical women whose lifetime contributions have significantly impacted the landscape of technological innovation, amplifying the importance of capitalizing on the diverse perspectives that girls and women can bring to the table. Pioneer Award recipients also serve as role models whose legacies continue to inspire generations of young women to pursue computing and make history in their own right. The 2015 winners of the NCWIT Pioneer Award are Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden! They will both be honored at the 2015 NCWIT Summit on May 19, 2015.
Posted on 09 Mar 2015
Internship at Office of Science and Technology Policy - OSTP Policy Internship Program - Summer 2015
The Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2015 Policy Internship Program. The application deadline is 11:59pm Sunday, March 15. Students who are U.S. citizens and who will be actively enrolled during the Fall 2015 semester are welcome to apply.
Posted on 09 Mar 2015
Introducing STARTIFY7: Summer academy system for young future ICT entrepreneurs
Startify7 is a two-year project that started on 1st of January 2015. The core challenge for STARTIFY7 is to connect with existing ICT enterprise training structures through our 7 thematic learning academies which will combine lean start-up training with team-building for young people.
Posted on 02 Mar 2015
How digital is your country? New figures reveal progress needed towards a digital Europe
There are plenty of digital opportunities waiting to be unlocked to benefit European citizens and companies. From shopping or studying online, to paying bills or using public services over the Internet - the Web is the answer, if the right conditions are in place. This is the conclusion of a new Digital Economy and Society Index developed by the European Commission.
Posted on 02 Mar 2015

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