Link Round-up: Gender bias, doctoral experience, & engineer portraits

Science is still seen as a male profession is some places in the world more than others perhaps leading toward optimism about the possibility of changing stereotypes about women in science around the world. Despite this there still exists a leaky pipeline as women getting science Ph.D.s still face gender barriers. The experiences of male and female physics and astronomy doctoral students in the UK differ.  On average, female doctoral students rate the overall experience of their doctorate lower than their male peers, report lower levels of satisfaction with departmental culture, and are more likely to report a lack of diversity within departments.

Perhaps contributing to gender bias and lack of diversity is a result of the lack of what a female scientist and what a female engineer looks like in the media. Project “Wogrammer” highlights women software engineers and showcases the cutting-edge technology they’ve built.

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