London, 1953. Scientists are on the verge of discovering what they call the secret of life: the DNA double helix. Providing the key is driven young physicist Rosalind Franklin. But if the double helix was the breakthrough of the 20th century, then what kept Franklin out of the history books? A play about ambition, isolation and the race for greatness. Listen to the audio play here!
Through the darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic, (s)heroic stories still shine—like that of June Almeida, who first discovered coronaviruses in 1964.
Illustrating data feminism in action, Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein’s “Data Feminism” shows how challenges to the male/female binary can help challenge other hierarchical—and empirically wrong—classification systems.
Kathy Bisbee, a 2019 Virtual World Society Nextant Legacy Award winner, is promoting access, inclusion and diversity in the realm of XR—the spectrum of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and beyond—through Brookline Interactive Group’s Public VR Lab, a program committed to enacting social and economic change now so that others can benefit later.
As an all-women and non-binary hackathon, Technica encourages females to combat the gender imbalance and imposter syndrome associated with STEM fields.
#5: Seriously, Nothing is Impossible.
A recent national test shows that girls are outperforming boys on questions about technology and engineering, even though they are less likely to have taken those classes. And they do just as well as boys in the Computer Science AP test, even though they are much less likely to take it. So what is the problem?
New research proves that gender biases still exist in promotion and award selection committees in the science fields. Closing these gaps is more than a vanity project or a matter of ego boosts. Helping women succeed in science helps other women succeed in science—and makes STEM fields stronger.
Jane Fonda rallied on, Nancy Pelosi sounded off—and women journalists, suffragists and astronauts made history.
Women have entered medical school in nearly equal numbers to men for the last 20 years, with women under the age of 35 accounting for 60 percent of physicians in this country. These numbers sound promising, but the numbers do not tell the whole story.