women in science


Cooking up a twitter storm. Or: What not to do about the gender divide in science

Posted 6 February 2013 by Suzi Gage

  Today, an article appeared on the Guardian website, not in the science section (it was on the US news blog), but tweeted by @guardianscience and containing the word ‘science’ in the title. About girls and science, its headline claimed to explain ‘why the gender gap exists and what to do about it’. I’ve written about women in science before, as there is a large and worrying body of research which suggests that women are less likely to pursue science... Read more

Finding Ada

Posted 16 October 2012 by Suzi Gage

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, and if you don’t know who Ada is, now’s the day to do some digging and find out (I’d recommend starting here and here). A website called ‘Finding Ada’ is asking people to share their stories of the women who inspired them, after psychologist Penelope Lockwood’s research suggested that role models can be gender specific. Ada Lovelace Day is an attempt to collect together stories of inspiring unsung women in science, technology, engineering and maths... Read more

Are women in science ambitious enough?

Posted 6 August 2012 by Suzi Gage

As a psychology undergraduate, gender bias is something I’ve always noticed in science. 90% of my intake year were female. But this gender difference was in no way reflected by the teaching staff we learned from. At the time (and it was a while ago now), I assumed it was a hangover from the ‘bad old days’; there were unlikely to be many really senior women, as when they were my age they wouldn’t have had as easy access to... Read more