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women in science

GeekWire Calendar: Must-attend events and a 'One Man Star Wars' ticket giveaway

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Looking for some great events to attend? You may have noticed our fancy schmancy new GeekWire Calendar and now we’d like to officially kick this baby off with some hot picks just for you. These are our hand-picked events, which we’re compiling in this new feature that will be coming at you each week (or...
GeekWire Calendar: Must-attend events and a 'One Man Star Wars' ticket giveaway

Women in science: know your limits!

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The recent 'revelation' that a popular science Facebook site is the work of a woman prompted a number of sexist comments, which were in turn met by serious criticisms. But if you ignore the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it's true that women just aren't as good as scienceAs a...
Women in science: know your limits!

Shortage of science graduates will thwart manufacturing-based recovery

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Too few women studying science, maths and engineering and a curb on immigration make government hopes forlornThe government's hope that it can drive an economic recovery by growing the UK's manufacturing industry will be thwarted by a lack of science and technology graduates, a report suggests.The report - which concludes...
Shortage of science graduates will thwart manufacturing-based recovery

20 Hours Left to Help 300 Kids Learn to Code This Summer

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San Francisco-based Black Girls Code is within a few thousand dollars of funding a campaign that will teach programming to more than 300 kids from underrepresented areas around the U.S. over the next three months. Black Girls Code is "dedicated to teaching girls... from underrepresented communities about computer programming...
20 Hours Left to Help 300 Kids Learn to Code This Summer

Ada Lovelace honoured by Google doodle

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Mathematician and daughter of Lord Byron left legacy as role model for young women entering technology careersGoogle's latest doodle celebrates the 197th birthday of Ada Lovelace, the 19th century mathematician and daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron.Often described as world's first computer programmer, Lovelace showed a keen interst in mathematical...
Ada Lovelace honoured by Google doodle

Women of Wikipedia edit planned

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The Royal Society is arranging an event for volunteers to update the Wikipedia profiles of women in science and engineering....
Women of Wikipedia edit planned

Science Weekly podcast: driving the Curiosity Mars rover

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On this week's Science Weekly, presented by Camila Ruz, we talk to one of Nasa's leading engineers on the Curiosity Mars rover mission, Paolo Bellutta, who has the rare distinction of holding an interplanetary driving licence. Paolo was speaking to Science Weekly ahead of his presentation at the Royal Society...
Science Weekly podcast: driving the Curiosity Mars rover

Tuesday is Ada Lovelace Day: let's celebrate inspirational women | Suw Charman-Anderson and Helen Arney

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By encouraging people to talk about the achievements of women whom they admire in science, technology, engineering and maths, we can create new role models for girls and women involved in these traditionally male-dominated areasIn the 1960s, a group of women agreed to undergo the same gruelling tests as the...
Tuesday is Ada Lovelace Day: let's celebrate inspirational women | Suw Charman-Anderson and Helen Arney

After Complete #FAIL, the European Commission Finds Some Way Better Videos to Promote Women in Science

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Perhaps you remember this gem of a social-media effort from the European Commission, a sad, sorry attempt to make science seem more alluring to young women. (Ack! Sorry to even embed this. Please skip right ahead if you are already familiar.) Following a response of near-universal disgust, the Commission pulled...
After Complete #FAIL, the European Commission Finds Some Way Better Videos to Promote Women in Science

Are all-male panels at tech conferences a thing of the past?

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A conference was cancelled after an all-white male panel caused upset. So is the tide really turning for women in technology?A media storm blew up in the tech world earlier this year, after someone questioned the lack of women on the roster at a conference and tweeted to ask the...
Are all-male panels at tech conferences a thing of the past?

Science: It’s a girl thing! This teaser video is hitting the wrong nerves online

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Much as we aim to support women in technology and science, there are some things that seem to do the cause no favours and the European Commission’s latest teaser video is not going down well. Indeed it appears to be more tease than science. We think it is supposed to...
Science: It’s a girl thing! This teaser video is hitting the wrong nerves online

Why women fade into the background on Wikipedia | Rebekah Higgitt

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An edit-a-thon to correct the lack of entries for female scientists highlights a deeper problem with women and WikipediaOn Friday afternoon, the Royal Society hosts a group edit-a-thon aimed at improving Wikipedia articles about women in science. It is timed to link with Ada Lovelace Day earlier this week, an...
Why women fade into the background on Wikipedia | Rebekah Higgitt

Frances Ashcroft: We are controlled by electrical impulses

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Memory, personality, hormone regulation, our senses – all are governed by currents within our bodiesFrances Ashcroft is a professor of physiology at the University of Oxford. In 1984, she discovered the mechanism by which levels of the hormone insulin are related to fluctuations in blood sugar level – if this...
Frances Ashcroft: We are controlled by electrical impulses

Women in IT: 'The System Is Broken,' Author Warns

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Professional engineer, entrepreneur, and author Karen Purcell discusses the challenges facing women in science and technology....
Women in IT: 'The System Is Broken,' Author Warns
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