Tag Archives: Women

What to do about sexual harassment in science

A newly published report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine calls for dramatic steps to curb sexual harassment in scientific and technical fields. The report cites a University of Texas survey suggesting that about 20 percent of … Continue reading

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Saffron nears finish line for Women’s Safety XPRIZE

Students representing the Global Innovation Exchange are nearing the finish line in a competition to create wearable sensors that can send wireless alerts in threatening situations — even if the person wearing the sensor is bound and gagged. The $1 million Naveen & … Continue reading

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Barbie dolls honor NASA pioneer and other women

“Hidden Figures” mathematician Katherine Johnson may have missed out on the Lego toy treatment, but she and 16 other women are getting the Barbie doll treatment just in time for International Women’s Day. Today Mattel announced that it’s rolling out 17 new … Continue reading

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Lego shows off ‘Women of NASA’ toy set

Seven and a half months after its selection, Lego unveiled a set of minifigures celebrating NASA women researchers and explorers, due to go on sale just in time for the holiday season. The toy set follows up on a suggestion from science writer … Continue reading

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Six tips for fostering women in engineering

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The title of the panel was “Women in Hardware,” but the focus turned out to be more about the organizational software to support women at startups. Five women engineers shared tips for getting ahead in a traditionally male-dominated … Continue reading

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NASA’s Peggy Whitson sets spacewalk record

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set a new record for female spacewalkers at the International Space Station today, during an outing that required a little improvisation to make up for a wayward hatch cover. One of the aim of today’s spacewalk was … Continue reading

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Could laws boost women in business?

To boost women’s status in business, Virgin billionaire Richard Branson says the United States and other countries should follow Norway’s lead and require corporations to put more women on their boards … or else. Having 40 percent women representation on … Continue reading

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