Best Online Resources
For Science and Technology Jobs and Careers for Women and Minorities
Changing Girls' Attitudes About Computers
What you can do to help GRRLS get into technology!
Company Attitude - What do you know ?
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Natalie Portman Was Also a Precocious Scientist woooo hoooo!
While carrying out her investigation into a new, “environmentally friendly” method of converting waste into useful forms of energy, and maintaining the straight-A average she'd managed since grade school, Ms. Portman already was a rising movie star. And then she went on to Harvard University to study neuroscience and the evolution of the mind. Ms. Portman is one of a handful of high-profile actors who happen to have serious scientific credentials — awards, degrees, patents and theorems in their name.
Hedy Lamarr, the actress habitually regarded as “that most beautiful woman in Hollywood,” was a rocket scientist on the side, inventing and patenting a torpedo guidance technique she called “frequency hopping,” which thwarted efforts to jam the signals that kept the missiles on track.
Bridge to the Doctorate, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
The director of the program is Dr. A. James Hicks, Ahicks@nsf.org Others involved are Dr. Victor Santiago, firstname.lastname@example.org who is the Deputy Director , Division of Human Resources Development. Dr. Cora Marrett, Assistant Director of, Directorate of Education and Human Resources, email@example.com.
These people were extremely helpful in gathering resources for
broadening engagement and STEM initiatives.
Alliance for Broadening Participation and LSAMP
"Why Systers?" by Anita Borg. Computing Research News, September 1993.
http://www.cra.org/CRN/issues/9304.pdf and updated at http://athena.systers.org/about.html
"Gender Issues in Online Communities", Lisa J. King, The CPSR Newsletter. 18(1). Winter 2000. Available:
Abstract of "The effect of gender on children's software preferences" by R.W. Joiner. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Volume 14(3). September 1998.
* Abstract of "Gender Issues in Computer Science Education" by A.R. Davies, M. Klawe, M. Ng, C. Nyhus, and H. Sullivan,
* CPSR (Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility) resource page on Women in Computing: http://www.cpsr.org/issues/womenintech/
Very interesting results from this just issued report, it claims that the gender gap in scientific academia is entirely explained by fertility decisions and that at each stage of academic promotion single women do better than single men.
NBER Report Abstract Many studies have shown that women are under-represented in tenured ranks in the sciences. We evaluate whether gender differences in the likelihood of obtaining a tenure track job, promotion to tenure, and promotion to full professor explain these facts using the 1973-2001 Survey of Doctorate Recipients. We find that women are less likely to take tenure track positions in science, but the gender gap is entirely explained by fertility decisions. We find that in science overall, there is no gender difference in promotion to tenure or full professor after controlling for demographic, family, employer and productivity covariates and that in many cases, there is no gender difference in promotion to tenure or full professor even without controlling for covariates. However, family characteristics have different impacts on women's and men's promotion probabilities. Single women do better at each stage than single men, although this might be due to selection. Children make it less likely that women in science will advance up the academic job ladder beyond their early post-doctorate years, while both marriage and children increase men's likelihood of advancing.
Affirmative Action and Diversity
The ADA Project (resources for women in computer science)
Excellent - Engineering Education Service Center - Resources for Women in Scienc and Engineering
TollFree: 1-877-NGINEER (1-877-644-6337)
Women In Science ON THE AIR! WAMC Northeast Public Radio's current NSF funded radio programming on women in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.
Women in Science Thinkquest where you can get an overview of several women of past and present who are involved in science.
Multidisciplinary Career Resources:
Engineering Job Resources:
Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN)
articles and research on women in engineering and the sciences; data and statistics; funding sources; K-12 and college programs to encourage women to pursue careers in engineering, and more.
Physics Career Resources:
The APS Committee on Minorities (COM) works to increase the number of historically under-represented minorities, notably African-Americans, Hispanic, and Native Americans, who earn degrees in physics and pursue successful careers in physics in the United States. COM conducts site visits and offers a minority scholarship for undergraduate physics majors. Other programs include the annual Edward A. Bouchet Award, travel grants, and the Roster which lists names and qualifications of over 3500 of women and minorities in Physics.
The Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) offers a variety of programs and publications to address the encouragement and career development of women in physics. These include site visits to assess the climate for women in physics departments, the Gazette newsletter, and travel grants. The Roster lists names and qualifications of over 3500 of women and minorities in Physics. At each March and April APS meeting, CSWP co-sponsors a reception with the COM.
Information Technology Job Resources:
Joan Korenman Ph.D. Director, Center for Women and Information Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) wins San Francisco Women on the Web 2001 Award
The Center's mission is to encourage more women and girls to become involved with information technology, both as users and as professionals in the field. The Center's web site includes resources that further the mission. They include a very extensive collection of news articles concerning women and IT; announcements of conferences, and calls for papers; an extensive bibliography of books about women and information technology that includes links to reviews, interviews, web sites, etc.; links to women-related web sites focusing on Science/Technology, on Internet Information, and on resources for girls; information about women-related email lists in Science/Technology; and a vast collection of web-based syllabi for women- and gender-related courses, including courses focusing on women and science/technology. Find Gender Related Electronic Forums website: Comprising of over 600 email lists, this site has the most up-to-date information on the quickly changing world listservs.
4000 Years of Women in Science
American Association of University Women [AAUW] looks at hundreds of gender equity projects
Achieving Gender Equity in Science Classrooms: A Guide for Faculty –
Concise handbook compiled by women science students and science faculty and staff at a consortium of New England colleges and published by the Dean's Office at Brown University. Topics include classroom dynamics, examination options, personalizing large classes, moving from a competitive to a cooperative educational model, and more.
Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: A Report on Gender and ICT in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States – This United Nations report by Lenka Simerska and Katarina Fialova includes an inventory of gender equality projects and resources for the information society in the CEE/CIS region. It also "highlights the need for increased action to address imbalances between women's and men's access to and participation in ICTs" in the region and "emphasizes the powerful potential of ICTs as a vehicle for advancing gender equality."
Bibliography on Gender and Technology in Education PDF Focusing primarily on information technology, the bibliography is comprehensive as of 2005 and draws on international research as well as intervention literature. "Gender and Technology: A Research Review."
Computers and the Internet: Listening to Girls' Voices –
Dorothy Ellen Wilcox concludes that "instead of socializing adolescent girls toward docility, non-hierarchical technology like the Internet may provide a discourse for development of higher-level cognitive skills and the ability to unmask inequities in power and politics."
Diversity in Science Association PDF
the first published data, disaggregated by gender, by race, and by rank, on faculty at the top 50 research universities in each of 14 science and engineering disciplines."
E-Mentoring for Women of Color in Engineering and Science – A 2004 study of responses to e-mentoring
Gender Issues: Women's Participation in the Sciences compliance with Title IX enacted by Congress in 1972 to bar gender discrimination in "any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance"
Stephen Pinker and Elizabetn Spelke debate the science of gender and science includes video, audio, slides, and text.
Why Women Choose Information Technology Careers: Educational, Social, and Familial Influences PDF
focuses on the influences that successful women in IT cite as being the dominant forces that led them to their career choice."
Women in Engineering: A Review of the 2004 Literature PDF
The Society for Women in Engineering has made available this review of information about women in engineering published in 2004 and early 2005. The review includes journal articles, conference proceedings papers, dissertations, reports, and items from the media.
6/1/01 Press Release:
Women face an uncertain future in the high-tech industry, according to a national Women in Technology Leadership survey released by the firm earlier this month. Findings from the survey revealed that a remarkable 60% of women currently working in the technology field would choose another profession if "starting out on a career" today. The survey also revealed a gulf between women's and men's perceptions of the industry. For example, regarding women who are successful in IT, women are more likely to link that success to skill, access to female mentors, and education, while men are more likely to attribute it to the prosperous economy of the past 10 years.
As Jim Copeland said to the media, "The findings in the Women in Technology survey clearly demonstrate that much more progress needs to be made before women and men are perceived as equals in the workplace. The research findings provide a compelling reason for business leaders to identify and promote new opportunities for women to become technology leaders."