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Gender News Articles: STEM

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Dec 14 2018 | Posted In: Academia, STEM, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
What skills or characteristics make someone an excellent scientist or engineer? For former Clayman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Erin Cech, answering this question is integral to understanding issues of diversity and inclusion in STEM. Cech, an assistant professor of sociology at the University...
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Feb 13 2018 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, STEM, Technology, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
Do robots have a gender? Or, perhaps more curiously, why do humans feel the need to assign gender to robots? These are just some of the questions that Faculty Research Fellow Allison Okamura, Stanford University professor of mechanical engineering, posited to an enthusiastic audience during her...
Jan 18 2018 | Posted In: Feminism, STEM, Technology, Work and Organizations
“Gendered Innovations,” said current Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow Londa Schiebinger, “is about fixing the numbers of women, fixing the institution, and fixing knowledge.” 
Dec 5 2017 | Posted In: Academia, Leadership, Mentorship, STEM
This year, the Clayman Institute has launched a new initiative to address the striking underrepresentation of girls and women in STEM. Clayman Institute sociologist and founding director of this initiative Sara Jordan-Bloch named it “Seeds of Change” to reflect the critical imperative of better...
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Oct 10 2017 | Posted In: STEM, Technology, Unconscious Bias, Work and Organizations
Existing research and policy often focus on building women’s technical skills—or at least their confidence in their technical skills—necessary to succeed in tech jobs. However, new research conducted by scholars at the Clayman Institute finds the cultural image of tech as a space for coding-...

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