- Girls may learn math anxiety from female teachers. Not a new theory, just updated research. One of the researchers says, “It’s actually surprising in a way, and not. People have had a hunch that teachers could impact the students in this way, but didn’t know how it might do so in gender-specific fashion.”
- Via commenter Denise Paolucci, Geeks Drive Girls out of Computer Science. Because stereotypes are endless fun!
- Applications are open for the L’Oreal Women in Science fellowships. If you don’t mind being funded by a makeup manufacturer. Also see stemming.org, a gathering place for “women and girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math—at any level.”
- Bao Phi talks about being a nerd of color.
- Dana Oshiro of ReadWriteWeb collects interviews explaining why we need tech events for women.
- An interview with Rebecca Skloot about her book on Henrietta Lacks, a tissue sample from whom has been vital to considerable medical research, and whose story raises serious questions about research ethics.
- Restructure! suggests that some undesirable male behavior in IT may be tied to male geeks’ perception that they are low-status.
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