Berkeley, Stanford and a handful of other universities have experienced a marked uptick in the numbers of female computer science students. Those increases have also coincided with a reimagining of computer science classes, especially introductory ones. In some cases, that meant doing away with aspects of classes that seemed to specifically discourage young women.
[ via San Francisco Chronicle ]
The group holds weekly meetings on Thursdayswhere female physics students discuss their homework questions, listen to guest speaker lectures and eat dinner together. Sheila Kannappan, a female professor in the department of physics and astronomy, said the group provides a supportive environment for women to successfully finish their degree requirements and go further in the field.
[ via The Daily Tar Heel ]
The free nine-week experiential learning program addresses the lack of female leadership in technology-based businesses by empowering women to develop entrepreneurial skills and learn about technology commercialization. Less than 10 percent of venture-backed startups nationwide are headed by women. However, statistics show venture-funded companies led by women generated significantly greater return on investment and had a higher percentage of initial public offerings.
[ via University of Florida ]
…after it was confirmed around three-quarters of applicants are female, delighted campaigners said it was an important victory in the fight for more women to break into the traditionally male-dominated science sector.
[ via Liverpool Echo News ]