Welcome to STEM-UP PA

This National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program includes research on gender equity issues, and seeks to improve recruitment, retention, and advancement of female faculty in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic disciplines.

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Why Are We Still Worried about Women in Science?

By Sue V. Rosser and Mark Zachary Taylor from the article: Why has the women-in-science question not been resolved after years of debate and the investment of millions of federal and foundation dollars in programs encouraging women to enter science and engineering? What is the evidence for discrimination in academia, when many more women now […]

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Solve this math problem: The gender gap

Solve this math problem: The gender gap by Francis Su (President of the Mathematical Association of America) Earlier this month, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman in history to win a Fields Medal — “math’s Nobel Prize.” This is a cause for celebration, but also for reflection. Read the full op-ed here and log in […]

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She Gets No Respect

Read the New York Times op-ed article here: She Gets No Respect: Sexism Persists, Even Among the Enlightened The STEM-UP PA Leadership team has given several presentations on the impact of Implicit Bias on hiring and tenure and promotion. We include the studies referenced in the article above.  The silver lining: we may all be […]

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I Didn’t Want To Lean Out

I Didn’t Want To Lean Out:  Why I Left, How I Left, and What It Would Have Taken to Keep Me in STEM By Frances Hocutt Read the article here. Do you know anyone who has “leaned out”? In this article, one woman details her experiences and the push back and support she has had […]

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