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Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine Celebrating Women in Science and Recognizing L’ORÉAL USA for Women in Science Fellows
October 24, 2018
Washington DC


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Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
June 26, 2018
Irvine, CA

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Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Keck Center
500 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202.334.2389
Fax: 202.334.2290
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cwsem@nas.edu 

 


    

The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) is a standing committee in the Policy and Global Affairs division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Its mandate is to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine. Established in 1990 as CWSE, the committee expanded its scope in 2007 to include medicine.  Learn more about the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine.
  

NEWS



Launch of New Consensus Study:
Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in STEM
With support from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, CWSEM has launched a new project focused on identifying concrete, evidence-based, actionable, recommendations to address the discipline-specific challenges faced by women in science and engineering. The study will involve a comparative examination of the barriers to women’s recruitment, retention, and advancement in seven disciplines—biology, mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, medicine, and chemistry—and, importantly, will focus on identifying evidence-based practices that have “moved the needle” on improving women’s participation and advancement in these fields. Importantly, this study will not put the onus on women, but instead will focus on helping institutions understand how to remove the barriers that exist because of outmoded institutional structures. The study will also place a strong emphasis on the intersection of race and gender by considering the accumulated research on specific barriers faced by women of color in STEM in addition to the research on policies and practices that have had an impact on their representation.


Sexual Harassment ReportReport Released
Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine


Sexual Harassment of Women explores the influence of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. This report reviews the research on the extent to which women in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine are victimized by sexual harassment and examines the existing information on the extent to which sexual harassment in academia negatively impacts the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women pursuing scientific, engineering, technical, and medical careers. It also identifies and analyzes the policies, strategies and practices that have been the most successful in preventing and addressing sexual harassment in these settings. Learn more about the study...

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Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
June 26, 2018
Irvine, CA

How can academic institutions and other industries improve in the #MeToo era? Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on June 26th for discussion with leaders in higher education and those in entertainment, technology, medicine, and politics, about what actions can be taken to prevent sexual harassment. The discussion will revolve around a new report by the National Academies that presents a comprehensive review of the research, experiences, and effects of sexual harassment on women and their careers in science, engineering, and medicine. In addition to evidence-based findings, the report provides recommendations for how organizations can prevent and address sexual harassment in academic settings, specifically in science, engineering, and medicine.


PAST EVENTS


Sexual Harassment Report Release
June 12, 2018
Washington, DC

International Pathways for Women in STEM

March 26, 2018
Washington, DC

A Celebration of Black Men in STEM: What is your Narrative?
February 23, 2018
Washington, DC

Workshop on Women of Color in STEM
November 10, 2017
Washington, DC

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Sponsors and supporters of CWSEM projects and activities include


  •  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • L’Oréal Corporation
  Related Links  

Resources on Implicit Bias

* Download NSF Figures and Tables on Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2015

* Women in Science and Engineering Statistics

* Women in Science and Engineering: 12 Must-Read Bloggers

Annotated Bibliography on CWSEM Topics
 

* Gender in the Global Research Landscape

* Public Group on Mendeley on Gender in the Global Research Landscape


Directory of Organizations Encouraging Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine:

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