Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

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Is academic science sexist? - Science, 06 November 2014
By: Rachel Bernstein

There has never been a better time for women to enter academic careers in math-intensive science fields. That’s the message Cornell University psychologist Stephen Ceci says he was hoping to get across in last Sunday’s controversial op-ed in The New York Times, “Academic Science Isn’t Sexist,” co-authored by Wendy Williams, also a psychologist at Cornell. But that’s not how the article, which attempts to summarize a 67-page paper they co-authored with economists Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and Shulamit Kahn of Boston University, came across to some readers. 

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