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George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

The new center aims to increase the number of women students and faculty in engineering and support women in the discipline by hosting events and providing professional development opportunities. Rachelle Heller, a professor of computer science, will serve as the center’s inaugural director.

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

The group aims to increase the visibility and voices of women in architecture, bring awareness to the gender disparity in the profession, and empower female architects to grow, succeed, and become leaders in the industry.

New Report Examines the Status of Women Administrators and the Gender Pay Gap in Higher Education

New Report Examines the Status of Women Administrators and the Gender Pay Gap in Higher Education

The data shows that women make up nearly half (47%) of the five lowest-paid dean positions combined (each earning a median of $125K or less) and make up only one-fifth of the top five highest-paid dean positions combined (each earning a median of $249K or more).

Yale School of Medicine Displays New Exhibit Featuring Portraits of Notable Women Faculty

Yale School of Medicine Displays New Exhibit Featuring Portraits of Notable Women Faculty

Each of the women featured in the exhibit was asked to provide a statement about advice she would give her younger self, what she would say to inspire the next generation of women, and what led her to choose her career path.

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, most of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2023. Some revealed the gender breakdown of their admitted students.

Harvard University Makes Great Strides In Hiring Women Faculty

Harvard University Makes Great Strides In Hiring Women Faculty

Since 2004, tenured-track faculty appointments at Harvard University are up 14 percent for women, which is particularly striking since the overall number of tenure-track faculty has decreased by 18 percent over the same time period.

Johns Hopkins University Is Making Progress in Hiring Women Faculty

Johns Hopkins University Is Making Progress in Hiring Women Faculty

A new report found that the university-wide proportion of women faculty is 44 percent, up from 42 percent in 2015. The school with the largest growth in women faculty members was the Whiting School of Engineering, which jumped from 19 percent women faculty in 2015 to 26 percent in 2017.

University of Pennsylvania Conference Promotes Women in Physics

University of Pennsylvania Conference Promotes Women in Physics

Participating students had the opportunity to meet informally and share their work with Beth Willman, a world-renowned astronomer and deputy director of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

Howard University Makes Great Strides in Gender Diversity in Engineering

Howard University Makes Great Strides in Gender Diversity in Engineering

At the College of Engineering and Architecture at Howard University, 43 percent of students who earned engineering degrees in 2016 were women. This is more than double the national average. The percentage of women assistant professors in the college increased from 9 percent in 2015 to 39 percent today.

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

Angela Byars-Winston, professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected to lead a committee of the National Academy of Sciences that will seek to identify the best mentoring techniques to bring more women and members of underrepresented groups into STEM fields.

Large Gain in Women Engineering Students at the University of Southern California

Large Gain in Women Engineering Students at the University of Southern California

The percentage of women in undergraduate program in engineering at U.S. colleges and universities hovers around 20 percent. But at the University of Southern California, women now make up 38 percent of the undergraduate students and 44 percent of the entering class.

University of Notre Dame Program Seeks to Increase Gender Diversity in the Financial Services Industry

University of Notre Dame Program Seeks to Increase Gender Diversity in the Financial Services Industry

The Institute for Global Investing and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana have teamed up with the nonprofit organization Girls Who Inve$t, with the goal of increasing the number of young women in portfolio and asset management.

University of California, Berkeley to Build a Huge Gender-Inclusive Locker Room

University of California, Berkeley to Build a Huge Gender-Inclusive Locker Room

he university has announced plans to renovate existing locker room space at its Recreational Sports Facility to include a new 4,500-square-foot gender neutral locker room. The new locker room will offer private changing rooms, showers, lockers, and bathroom stalls that can be used by any student.

A Room of One

A Room of One

As a woman of color with more than 30 years of information technology experience, I, like many of my colleagues, am a hidden figure.