Mentoring STEM women: The collaborator-mentee perspective in international research Podcast January 00, 1970 The program “Mentoring Women in International Research Collaborations in STEM (MWIRC),” recently hosted a webinar to showcase collaborator-mentee perspectives in international research. Highlighted are, Katherine Young, a biology grad student at New Mexico State University working in the lab of Kathryn A Hanley, and Audie K. Thompson, visiting professor in chemical engineering at Prairie View A&M University. Deploy data-driven messaging to swell the ranks of women in engineering Driving Force June 22, 2015 Any gathering of scientists or engineers will sooner or later gravitate to a discussion of data. At a time of heightened sensibility about the technical workforce and the persistent inequity in opportunities to join it, data take on an urgency of purpose—not just informing, but systematizing what we know, and potentially stigmatizing those supporting the status quo. Mentoring women in international research collaborations Podcast January 00, 1970 Panelists discuss their experiences in collaborating with researchers abroad while also mentoring students and helping them nurture similar relationships. They highlight the benefits of such international collaborations and also the challenges faced. Unconscious gender bias persists in science Driving Force April 10, 2015 A half-century ago, the renowned social anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote: Are core American values an advantage in the R&D workplace? Driving Force May 8, 2015 A recent editorial with the unfortunate title, “Why America’s Obsession with STEM Education is Dangerous,” nevertheless offers a cross-cultural perspective that has been missing from the national conversation on STEM as preparation for careers, a relentlessly innovative economy, and what is lost in the process. Two contradictions feed the backlash by some against STEM. One is an alleged imbalance of emphasis on STEM versus liberal-arts education—a false dichotomy if there ever was one. The other is the disconnect between U.S. preeminence in innovation, research and development on the one hand, and our students’ lagging international rankings on math, science, and reading tests on the other.  When scientists have to pay out of pocket to do their jobs When scientists have to pay out of pocket to do their jobs Driving Force April 6, 2015 Recent discussions on Twitter and science blogs show that scientists often pay for necessary professional expenses with their own money. This unfortunate expectation hurts students and weakens the pool of potential scientists by weeding out those with fewer resources.     VIDEO: STEM diversity conference showcases global workforce of the future Video March 18, 2015 If there is a lack of diversity in STEM in the U.S., you wouldn’t know it here. The recent 2015 Emerging Researchers Network Conference in STEM (ERN) in Washington, D.C., was a beehive of activity as more than 750 students from across the nation gathered to present research, hear speakers, do workshops and network. Untethering science careers from the research frontier Untethering science careers from the research frontier Driving Force March 4, 2015 When seeking guidance on graduate education as preparation for careers in science, there is an awful lot to take into account—both theoretically and empirically. VIDEO: Google's Vint Cerf recalls early days of Internet, road ahead Video March 03, 2015 Forty years ago, two computer engineers at UCLA—Vinton 'Vint' Cerf and Robert 'Bob' Kahn—created a common communication protocol that would allow data to flow from computer to computer across the Internet. Known as TCP/IP, it earned them the A.M. Turing Award, the highest honor in computer science, as well as the moniker "fathers of the Internet."  Pat Marsteller takes hands-on STEM mentoring to new heights Pat Marsteller takes hands-on STEM mentoring to new heights Member Spotlight March 2, 2015 Emory University biology professor Patricia Marsteller makes it clear to students of all ages that they can change the world at any time. And it doesn’t have to be a big gesture.