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Report: What Science is Missing When Women are Missing

From biochemical discoveries to seat belt design, women matter a lot, findings show
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A new report features examples of novel approaches to supporting women’s career progression, especially in the early stages.  Titled From Ideas to Markets: the Gender Factorit shows how gender can make research more meaningful and open up new markets for scientific knowledge.

New Gender Benchmarking Study Finds Women Greatly Under-Represented in South Korean Science, Technology and Innovation

Numbers of women in engineering, physics and computer science are on the decline in Korea
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SEOUL, March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ – In the first gender benchmarking study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world’s leading economies, and are actually on the decline in others, including the United States. South Korea’s low ranking in the study results reflects a substantial underrepresentation of females in public and economic life.

New Gender Benchmarking Study Finds South Africa Ranks Low on Women Participating in Science, Technology and Innovation

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CAPE TOWN, March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ – In the first gender benchmarking study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields (STI) are alarmingly low in the world’s leading economies, and are actually on the decline in many, including the United States. For South Africa, results show that women have more opportunities available to them than ever before, however, their participation in the science, technology and innovation workforce remains low.

New Gender Benchmarking Study Finds India is Making Slow Progress in Advancing Women in Science and Technology

Numbers of women in engineering, physics and computer science on the decline
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DELHI, March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In the first gender benchmarking study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world’s leading economies, and are actually on the decline in many, including the United States. India's low overall ranking in the study shows slow progress despite women friendly policies which have been in place for a number of years.

New Gender Benchmarking Study: Brazil Succeeding in Providing a Positive STI Environment for Women

However overall numbers of women in engineering, physics and computer science are on the decline
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SÃO PAOLO, March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In the first gender benchmarking study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world’s leading economies, and are actually on the decline in many, including the United States. Results from Brazil show that despite women having a strong representation in parts of the science, technology and innovation sector, and a slight increase in engineering, physics and computer science, overall numbers are on the decline.

In Tunisia, Optics Workshops Help Women Pursue Emerging Field

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Elsevier Foundation supports an optics summer school for young women scientists
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Over the past decade, optical technologies have become an indispensable part of daily life: fiber optics for telecoms, optical methods for medical imaging and cancer research, and optical parts in cars and computer screens are at the core of the world’s technical infrastructure.

The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS, and OWSD Honor Early Career Women Scientists in Developing Countries at the Annual AAAS Meeting

Recognition of early-career women scientists helps to support medical research, build strong research cultures, and inspire a new generation
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Boston, February 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Five medical and life science researchers from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean Basin today received the 2013 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for work that could contribute to life-saving knowledge and therapies worldwide.

The Elsevier Foundation, TWAS, and OWSD Honor Early Career Women Scientists in Developing Countries at the Annual AAAS Meeting

Recognition of early-career women scientists helps to support medical research, build strong research cultures, and inspire a new generation
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Boston, February 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Five medical and life science researchers from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean Basin today received the 2013 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for work that could contribute to life-saving knowledge and therapies worldwide.

New Gender Benchmarking Study Finds Numbers of Women in Science and Technology Fields Alarmingly Low in Leading Economies

Numbers of women in engineering, physics and computer science are on the decline
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(3BL Media) New York - October 3, 2012 – In the first study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world’s leading economies, and are actually on the decline in others, including the United States.  The study maps the opportunities and obstacles faced by women in science across the US, EU, Brazil, South Africa, India, Korea and Indonesia.

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