Tag Archives: Research careers

Visualizing STEM

This slick visualization from Scientific American (STEM degrees) 2008*, more biology degrees were earned by women than men.  Nearly half of all undergraduate degrees in chemistry were earned by women, but only 40% of PhDs. Though much discussion circles around the numbers, there … Continue reading

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Dinner with Hilda

Last week, wormsense had dinner with labor economist, Hilda Kahne. During her long academic career, Dr. Kahne worked as both a scholar and an administrator and applied her expertise in economics to work and working women.  As wormsense, her mother, … Continue reading

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Be aware of your voice and influence

Over the past few years, the Stanford GIN group has discussed research on gender differences, voice, and body posture.  We have learned that standing stand tall and lowering our voices can help to increase power and risk tolerance. But, how … Continue reading

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Compounded interest vs. divided attention

Academic researchers in STEM (and other fields) must divide their time and attention between research and teaching. Some academics, particularly women, work part-time employment, but must do so within the context of a system designed for full-time work. In a … Continue reading

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