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Upcoming Events
Second Meeting of the Committee on Addressing the Impact of Sexual Harassment in Academia on the Career Choices of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
March 28-29, 2017
Washington, DC

Past Events
A Celebration of Stories of Women in STEMM
March 27, 2017
Washington, DC

First Meeting of the Committee on Addressing the Impact of Sexual Harassment in Academia on the Career Choices of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
February 10, 2017
Washington, DC

2016 Winter Committee Meeting
NAS Building
Washington, DC

2016 Spring Committee Meeting and Workshop
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA

Celebrating Women in Science Reception
Keck Center
Washington, DC

2015 Fall Committee Meeting
Keck Center
Washington, DC

Title IX Policy Summit
NAS Building
Washington, DC

2015 Spring Committee Meeting
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA

A Conversation with Claude Steele
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA
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Women in Science and Engineering: 12 Must-Read Bloggers

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"Women have long played an important role in scientific developments and discourse, however, this role has historically received relatively less recognition and coverage as compared to their male counterparts. Over the last few years, however, blogging has opened up a way for leading women in science to bring to light the important improvements women have made, the struggles they still encounter, and the strategies they set up for their work to be recognized."

FemaleScienceProfessor: A female physics professor shares her teaching experiences, interesting conversations with her colleagues at the university, and stories about grant proposals.

Cocktail Party Physics: Jennifer Oullette writes stories about the relationship between physics and the real world.

FairerScience Weblog: This blog is funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Program. The purpose of this blog is for researchers and spokespersons on women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to have a forum to report their findings. This allows policy makers, educators, and parents to find and make choices from evidence-based data.

The Culture of Chemistry: This blog is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The blog’s main focus is the "who, what, when, and why" of chemistry. Chemistry is not a separated world, but rather the world we are living in everyday.

Isis the Scientist: A physiologist at a major research university blogs about balancing her research career with the demands of raising small children, about how to succeed as a woman in academia, and anything else she finds interesting as a woman in her position.

A Natural Scientist: This female scientist blogs about graduate school- mentorships, advice, research funding, etc.-, antidepressants and pregnancy,  occurrences  in her life, and responds to science questions.

Now, what was I doing?:  This single female scientist works in academia in Northern City, England. She writes about her research in area she calls Beach Studies, occurrences in her life, and her teaching experiences.

Thus Spake Zuska: Feminist, female scientist/engineer who blogs about the challenges that women face in the science and engineering world. She blogs about her opinions and events in her personal life as well.

Token Skeptic: A Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, and international speaker blogs about her Token Skeptic podcast, speaking opportunities at conventions, feminism, skepticism, and science.

Aetiology: Female professor and research scientist blogs about the causes, origins, evolutions, and implications of disease and other phenomena. Her blog also shares interviews with various people, her opinions or responses to certain news, and zombies.

Discovering Biology in a Digital World: Microbiologist and molecular biologist blogs about teaching modern biology with bioinformatics tools. Her blog also features advice for student science bloggers, internships, and STEM education.

Evolution in a Toxic World: A toxicologist discusses toxins and chemicals and the effects of both on our environment and daily life.

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