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February 18, 2011
Newspaper

Many of you probably took note of our own Jane Margolis being interviewed in The New York Times a few weeks ago for an article on the dearth of women among Wikipedia editors. In the weeks since, it seems the topic of women in open source generally has gained some traction.

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February 4, 2011
Newspaper

This week the Wall Street Journal reported on new findings that show a $16,819 pay gap between male and female doctors. According to the study, this discrepancy exists even when researchers controlled for factors like specialty, practice type, and the number of hours worked. But does that mean it’s discrimination, causing the gap?

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January 28, 2011
Newspaper

Research from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln this week illustrates a unique type of stereotype threat: being ogled. In a study supposedly looking at “teamwork,” researchers asked specially trained assistants to partner with members of the opposite sex and give them not-so-subtle once-overs. Women who received an objectifying glance from their male partners scored lower on a subsequent math test than women who didn’t, while the men’s scores were unaffected.

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January 21, 2011
Woman shouting

Are you familiar with self-monitoring behavior?

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January 14, 2011
Woman shouting

Did you know that entrepreneurship doesn’t have a minimum age? That’s according to Teens in Tech, which has just launched a tech incubator program for kids 13-19 years old.  The eight-week summer program is modeled after other successful incubators – a demo day at the end will let the budding entrepreneurs pitch to real VCs -- but features a roster of 20-something mentors. Says co-founder Daniel Brusilovsky, “people don’t take them [teens] seriously.

NCWIT Award-winners: A Photo Shoot

January 5, 2011
Award Winners

To celebrate being selected as national finalists for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, Lake Brantley High School students Nicole, Lidia, and Jamie decided to stage a photo shoot.

MACAA Awards Ceremony!

December 22, 2010
ITA/MACAA

This year ITA Software sponsored the Massachusetts Affiliate of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. This was ITA’s first year being the lead sponsor of the award and it was Massachusetts’ first year hosting an affiliate award program.

Did You Know?

December 17, 2010
Woman shouting

We know from research on entrepreneurship that success often correlates with the strength of one’s network, and that male and female entrepreneurs have differing access to networks; but did you know that this is also true of faculty? New research from an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) reveals the degree to which the “complex structure” of university interactions influences female faculty’s ability to succeed in their careers.

Did You Know?

December 10, 2010
Woman shouting

The Kauffman Foundation’s Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Foundation announced this week that it was launching a Women in Science and Engineering Business Idea Competition, designed to recruit highly educated and creative women with world-changing ideas consider entrepreneurship and commercialization of those ideas. Co-sponsored by Astia, the competition ends January 15, 2011, and the prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to TED 2011.

CSEdWeek - Pledge Highlights: Community and Career Leaders

December 9, 2010
CSEd Week logo

Good morning, and welcome to day five of CS Ed Week(December 5-11)!

On Monday, we highlighted some pledges from teachers and others in the education community.  Yesterday, we showcased what some students are doing this week for Computer Science Education Week.  Next up?  Let's see what community and career leaders are doing to participate. 

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