This year 40 Marshall Scholarships were given out enabling American students to pursue two years of graduate study at educational institutions in the United Kingdom. Seventeen of this year’s recipients are women.
An analysis of the list of the 70 new members of the National Academy of Medicine finds that 28, or 40 percent, are women. Most have current affiliations with academic institutions. A year ago, women were 30 percent of the new members.
Of the 25 high-ranking research universities that responded to our survey, women were a majority of the entering students at 18 schools. For the sixth year in a row, UNC Chapel Hill has the highest percentage of women in its entering class.
We have surveyed the nation’s highest-ranking co-educational liberal arts colleges to determine the percentage of women in this year’s entering classes, gender differences in acceptance rates, and the progress women have made in the past year.
There have been only five times, including this year, when women outnumbered men among the American Rhodes Scholars selected in that particular year. The last time was in 2011.
The four women scholars are Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy who will share the prize in Education, Marsha Linehan who will receive the award in Psychology, and Dana Burde who will be honored in the Improving World Order category.
Winners of the prestigious Mitchell Scholarships are selected to pursue a year of postgraduate study at universities on the island of Ireland.
Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts appointed nine new women faculty members this school year.
The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 23 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows, 12 are women. All but one have current ties to the academic world.
The American Chemical Society has announced a new cohort of 57 ACS Fellows. Of this group of 57 new fellows, 10 are women with current academic affiliations in the United States.
It appears that 51 of the new American members of the AAAS are women. Thus, women are nearly 29 percent of all new American fellows in the academy. Forty of the 51 new women members have current ties to the academic world.
The honor is awarded to young scholars in biomedical science “who have shown great promise in revealing new pathways to advance human health.” Five of the seven 2016 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars are women.
Here are nine young women scholars who are conducting groundbreaking research in the biomedical sciences. Their research will now be supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
This year, 54 Truman scholars were selected from 775 candidates nominated by 305 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 54 Truman Scholars, 33, or 61.1 percent, are women.
Of the 28 new American members of the American Philosophical Society, 11 are women. Eight of the 11 women selected as new members of the society have ties to the academic world.
According to a WIAReport analysis of the group of 84 new members of the National Academy of Sciences, 24, or 28.6 percent are women. The number and percentage of women new members is identical to a year ago.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced that 28 faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Of these 28 promotions, nine or 32 percent went to women.
The National Academy of Education has announced the election of 11 new members. Eight of the 11 new members are women. Seven of the eight hold current affiliations with American universities.
Recently, the National Academy of Engineering announced its 2016 class of new fellows. According to WIAReport‘s analysis, only 12 of the 80 new members are women. Thus, women are just 15 percent of the new members.
Nine women from the United States are among the 15 students who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships for master’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.
We surveyed the nation’s highest-ranking co-educational liberal arts colleges to determine the percentage of women in this year’s entering classes, gender differences in acceptance rates, and the progress women have made in the past year.
Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has published a list of its new faculty members. Eighteen of the new faculty appointees are women.
The highest percentage of women in the entering class among this large group of leading research universities is found at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carnegie Mellon University had the lowest percentage of women.
President Obama has chosen nine individuals to receive the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony early in 2016. Among the nine individuals selected for the honor this year, three are women.
Marshall Scholarships provide funds for two years of study at a British university, travel, living expenses, and a book allowance. This year the Marshall Foundation selected 32 winners. Eleven are women.
The George J. Mitchell Scholarships are named in honor of U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who was chair of the Northern Ireland peace talks. Seven of this year’s class of 12 new Mitchell Scholars are women.
Women were first included in Rhodes Scholarships in 1976. Since that time 514 American women have won Rhodes Scholarships. Of the 32 American Rhodes Scholars selected this year, 16 are women.
An analysis of the list of the 70 new members of the National Academy of Medicine finds that 21 of the 70 new members, or 30 percent, are women.
Of this year’s 24 MacArthur Fellows, four are women with current ties to the academic world. They are LaToya Ruby Frazier, Marina Rustow, Beth Stevens, and Heidi Williams.
Nine individuals received the National Humanities Medal at a White House ceremony on September 10. Among the nine individual winners are five women with current ties to the academic world.
The American Chemical Society recently named its new class of fellows for 2015. Of the 78 new fellows, 16 are women who have current affiliations with higher educational institutions in the United States.
Women make up 28.6 percent of this year’s class of new members of the National Academy of Sciences. This is considerable improvement from a year ago. In 2014, women made up 21.4 percent of the new NAS members.
Each fellow selected will receive up to $200,000 which will enable them to take sabbaticals in order to concentrate on research and/or writing.
Of the 27 new American members of the American Philosophical Society, 10 are women. Nine of the 10 women selected have current ties to the academic world.
Through an analysis of the list of new fellows conducted by JBHE, it appears that 53 of the 197 new members of the AAAS are women. Forty-one of the 53 new women members have current ties to the academic world.