Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cross-post: Where Women Must Defy the Odds to Become Scientists

In a new documentary, National Geographic Explorers Clare Fieseler and Gabby Salazar focus on stories of women with careers in science who face intense cultural and social barriers. The film, Outnumbered in Africa, focuses on Moreangels Mbizah, a lion conservationalist in Zimbabwe.

Read the interview with Fieseler and Salazar at:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/women-harassment-outnumbered-clare-feiseler-gabby-salazar-explorers-science/

Thursday, June 14, 2018

NASEM Report on Sexual Harassment of Women in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Earlier this week, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released the report "Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine". The report finds that sexual harassment is prevalent in the academic sciences and includes recommendations for combating the problem at academic institutions, federal agencies, and scientific societies.

Read the report here:
https://www.nap.edu/read/24994/chapter/1

Numerous articles have been written about the report and the corresponding news conference. They include articles from the Washington Post, Science, Nature, and Inside Higher Ed.

Some articles have highlighted the fact that the National Academies could do more to combat harassment by expelling members who have harassed others. Read more from the Chronicle of Higher Education and Ars Technica.



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Cross-post: What does it take to make an institution more diverse?

Credit: Hinterhaus Productions/Getty
This Nature career feature post by Virginia Gewin shares ideas for improving representation from six researchers working on diversity efforts.

Read the interviews at:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05317-4