Recruiting and keeping women in physics (Blogging from the AAPT)

July 27, 2009

This session is about the state of affairs regarding women in physics and how we can address it. Well, no surprise, there’s still a big disparity between the number of men and women in physics — we lose women from physics at every major transition — from HS to college, college to graduate school — […]

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Advice for girls in science & the meritocracy

October 5, 2008

Advice for a girl.. One of the students in my Adopt a Physicist class just asked me: Hi! Lately I’ve had to think about what I want a career in and what I would like to study in college. The two choices that have always interested me most are either being a physician or an […]

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L’Oreal, mascara, and science

September 29, 2008

In the continuing vein of women and science (see my previous post Flirt Harder, I’m a Physicist in particular), I was just forwarded a link to L’Oreal’s postdoctoral fellowships for women scientists. I remember L’Oreal.  I remember them from when I was at a conference for the American Physical Society (APS), talking with some colleagues […]

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Science blogs by women!

September 24, 2008

Sciencewomen just posted a fabulously detailed blogroll of all the women blogging on science topics. A great resource.  I wonder how the proportion of women blogging about science compares to the proportion of women employed in the sciences?  There certainly seem to b a decent number of us blogging about physics, considering the dismal number […]

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Britney Spears and physics

August 19, 2008

I might get flamed for posting this after the lively discussion on women, science, stereotypes, and smart vs pretty.  But I’m never one to skirt around an issue.  Ahem.  Last week A Blog Around the Clock posted an article about Science vs. Britney Spears, about how the public is more likely to be surfing the […]

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Flirt harder. I’m a physicist

August 17, 2008

So, I’ve got this bumper sticker, which has sort of become my little badge of fame, “Flirt harder. I’m a physicist.” I love it — I’ve had motorists pull up beside me, motion to roll down my window, and yell “What kind of physicist?” I once saw the driver of the car behind me taking […]

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