Por que é tão raro mulheres receberem Nobel nas ciências?

Mulheres que persistem em carreiras relacionadas a ciências enfrentam barreiras implícitas e explícitas As cientistas Donna Strickland e Frances Arnold ganharam destaque na semana passada. Não apenas por receberem o Nobel de Física e o Nobel de Química, respectivamente, mas pelo fato de mulheres estarem entre as laureadas deste ano. Donna foi apenas a terceira …

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Quase um bilhão de meninas e jovens não têm acesso ao ensino de habilidades para as profissões do futuro, diz estudo

Relatório divulgado nesta quarta pelo Fundo Malala estima que 65% das meninas e mulheres de até 24 anos no mundo atualmente não têm acesso ao ensino de habilidades necessárias para a vida profissional. Meninas aprendem programação em curso da USP de São Carlos: segundo o Fundo Malala, aptidões como essa serão necessárias no mercado de …

Women in Innovation: Gaining Ground, but Still Far Behind

Patents are a reasonable proxy for the relative contributions of the genders, and there's a huge disparity still to be overcome World Intellectual Property Day fell on April 26 this year. The theme was “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity,” so it’s an appropriate time to analyze the gender distribution of scientists and inventors …

CanCode funding Code Mobiles to give young Canadians digital skills needed for jobs of the future

The mobile truck fleet will travel across Canada teaching more than 140,000 young Canadians and their teachers how to code MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Coding and digital skills are essential tools for the well-paying middle class jobs of today and tomorrow. That's why the Government of Canada has made a historic investment …

Stanford’s Secret STEM Deficit

With the latest innovations in AI and machine learning the chatter of campus, it is easy for Stanford students to conflate Silicon Valley entrepreneurship with US scientific leadership. After all, with self-driving cars and automated grocery stores, it seems ludicrous to argue that our nation is experiencing an innovation deficit — the very opposite instead …

Women are powering the blockchain

In popular mythology, cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology that powers them are solely the domain of badly behaved frat boys—or “bitcoin bros,” as they’ve been dubbed. These characters may be the most visible (and colorful) harbingers of the blockchain age, but the technology is attracting a more diverse crowd—including many women. While the bros make …