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University of Pennsylvania Study Finds Gender Gap Among High Performing Math Students

University of Pennsylvania Study Finds Gender Gap Among High Performing Math Students

The results of the study showed that among the top 500 highest-scoring 9th grade students participating in the American Mathematics Competition, there was a 4.6-to-1 boys to girls ratio. That gap only widens as the students get older.

Four Women Recognized as Emerging Leaders by <em>Nature</em>

Four Women Recognized as Emerging Leaders by Nature

Four women were among the 11 early-to-mid career scientists recognized as emerging leaders in their field by Nature, an international journal of science. One of the four teaches in the United States and one of the four received her Ph.D. in the United States.

Cornell University is Launching a New Program for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM Fields

Cornell University is Launching a New Program for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM Fields

Andrea Ippolito, executive director of the engineering management program and eLab instructor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is launching a new program called W.E. (women entrepreneurs) Cornell. Program participants will be provided with networking opportunities, mentorship, and leadership development.

Study Finds That the Math Gender Gap in Ninth Grade Is Large But It Expands Further As Girls Get Older

Study Finds That the Math Gender Gap in Ninth Grade Is Large But It Expands Further As Girls Get Older

The study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania, found that of the top 5,000 ninth graders in the American Mathematics Competitions, only 30 percent were female. In the top 500, 18 percent were female and in the top 50, 8 percent were female.

The Next Leader of the School of Engineering at Alfred University in New York

The Next Leader of the School of Engineering at Alfred University in New York

For the past 10 years, Gabrielle Gaustad has been on the faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Most recently, Dr. Gaustad was an associate professor and program coordinator for the master’s degree program of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Fifteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Fifteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The three women scholars who were recently appointed to endowed chairs are Rebecca Saxe at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ruth Yeazell at Yale University in Connecticut, and Elizabeth Cerejido at the University of Miami in Florida.

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Mount Holyoke College's Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

Mount Holyoke College’s Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

M. Darby Dyer, the Kennedy Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy and chair of the department of astronomy at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, was honored for lifetime achievement by the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.

MIT Compiles Archives of Its Pioneering Women Faculty Members

MIT Compiles Archives of Its Pioneering Women Faculty Members

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries has launched a new initiative to acquire and preserve the archives of women faculty members. The effort began by asking faculty members who are nearing the end of their careers to consider donating their papers to the archive. So far four faculty members have complied and donated 234 boxes of material to the libraries.

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Professor Joan Jonas Will Receive the Kyoto Prize in the Arts and Philosophy

Professor Joan Jonas Will Receive the Kyoto Prize in the Arts and Philosophy

Joan Jonas, professor emerita in the Program in Art, Culture, and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been affiliated with the university since 1998. Originally a sculptor, Professor Jonas is a pioneer in video and performance art.

New Roles for 10 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

New Roles for 10 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

MIT's Ann Graybiel to Be Awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

MIT’s Ann Graybiel to Be Awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

Her research has implications for the study of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease, ADHD, and in neuropsychiatric disorders such as Tourette’s Syndrome. She will receive a gold medal and a $500,000 award at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego this coming November.

Two Women From American Universities Will Be Awarded Heineken Prizes

Two Women From American Universities Will Be Awarded Heineken Prizes

Xiaowei Zhuang, the David B. Arnold Professor of Science at Harvard University will be awarded the Heineken Prize in biochemistry and biophysics and Nancy Kanwisher, the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT, will receive the Heineken Prize in cognitive science.

The First Woman President of Utah Valley University in Orem

The First Woman President of Utah Valley University in Orem

Dr. Tuminez currently serves as regional director for corporate, external and legal affairs in Southeast Asia for Microsoft Corporation. She is the former dean of research and assistant dean of executive education for the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

MIT's Dina Katabi to Receive the $250,000 Prize in Computing From the Association of Computing Machinery

MIT’s Dina Katabi to Receive the $250,000 Prize in Computing From the Association of Computing Machinery

Dina Katabi, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be honored for her groundbreaking research in wireless and cellular systems with applications for health-monitoring and other technologies.

The School of Science at MIT Appoints Five Women to Endowed Professor Positions

The School of Science at MIT Appoints Five Women to Endowed Professor Positions

The School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of technology has named 12 scholars to endowed professorships. Five of these appointments went to women: Nikita Fakhri, Jacqueline Hewitt, Gabriela Schlau-Cohen, Susan Solomon, and Stefani Spranger.

MIT Scholar Finds Gender Bias in Commercial Facial Analysis Programs

MIT Scholar Finds Gender Bias in Commercial Facial Analysis Programs

The study found that commercially available face analysis programs had a very low error rate when determining the gender of light-skinned men. For women who had the darkest skin, the systems failed to accurately determine their gender nearly half the time.

Five Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

Five Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

The honorees are Camilla P. Benbow of Vanderbilt University, Linda Clement of the University of Maryland, College Park, Katherine Flowers of Mississippi State University, Mary M. Case of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Polina Anikeeva of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MIT's Susan Solomon to Be Awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize in Stockholm, Sweden

MIT’s Susan Solomon to Be Awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize in Stockholm, Sweden

Professor Solomon is being honored for “fundamental contributions to understanding the role of atmosphere trace gases in Earth’s climate system.” She will be honored by the king and queen of Sweden in Stockholm on May 24. The prize comes with a cash award of six million kroner, worth more than $750,000.

New Duties for Five Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Duties for Five Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Mehrsa Baradaran at the University of Georgia, Laura Ephraim at Williams College in Massachusetts, Nancy Lynch at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Elinor Sullivan at the University of Oregon, and Marianne Janack of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

MIT Scholar Wins the Science Award Electrochemistry in Germany

MIT Scholar Wins the Science Award Electrochemistry in Germany

Jennifer L.M. Rupp is Thomas Lord Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was honored for her work on energy storage systems.

A Pair of Women Who Have Been Appointed Department Chairs at Major Universities

A Pair of Women Who Have Been Appointed Department Chairs at Major Universities

Asu Ozdaglar was named chair of the department of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kelly Ann Kinney was appointed chair of the department of English at the University of Wyoming.

Five Women Named to the Nineteenth Class of George Mitchell Scholars

Five Women Named to the Nineteenth Class of George Mitchell Scholars

Winners of the prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarships are selected to pursue a year of postgraduate study at universities on the island of Ireland. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit, leadership, and service. This year, five of the 12 Mitchell Scholars are women.

Four Women Join the Faculty of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT

Four Women Join the Faculty of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT

The School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of five new faculty members. Four of the new hires are women: Judith Barry, Mariana Ibanez, Erica James, and Danielle Wood.

Nine Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Five PostDocs Awarded L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Five PostDocs Awarded L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Winners, who received $60,000 to further their research, are selected on the basis of their academic records, research potential, intellectual merit, and their commitment to supporting women and girls in science.

MIT's Julie Soriero Named President of Women Leaders in College Sports

MIT’s Julie Soriero Named President of Women Leaders in College Sports

Julie Soriero has been the athletics director at MIT for 11 years and oversees 33 intercollegiate teams. She also is an associate professor of physical education and recreation at MIT. Before coming to MIT, Soriero was athletics director at Colorado College.

Four Women Join the Faculty of the School of Science at MIT

Four Women Join the Faculty of the School of Science at MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of technology has announced the hiring of 14 new faculty members for the School of Science which encompasses the departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Four are women: Laura Kiessling, Rebecca Lamason, Giulia Sacca, and Stefani Spranger.

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

Laura Kiessling, the Novartis Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 2017 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston next summer.

Three Women Have Joined the Faculty of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT

Three Women Have Joined the Faculty of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT

Amah Edoh was appointed an assistant professor of African studies. Lisa Parks is a professor of comparative media studies and Lisa Parks is a professor of comparative media studies and Miriam Schoenfield is a new associate professor of philosophy.

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Significant Honors or Awards

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Significant Honors or Awards

The academic women who have earned prestigious honors are Betsy Wackernagle Bach, Mary Ann Glendon, Christine Wang, Chinyere Oparah, Joyce Longcore, Rebecca Lutte, Mary Uhl-Bien, and Angela Des Jardins.