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GO STEMXchange Scholarship

Thanks to Ana Brown who sent us this information about the GO STEMXchange Scholarship, you can prepare your application for next edition. The University of Washington, one of the world’s preeminent public universities is now accepting the application for its GO!STEMXchange Scholarship Program. The program supports students majoring in STEM fields in exchange opportunities. Ideal candidates will demonstrate flexibility, resilience and a commitment to a STEM field.  The program will be accepting applications from students who will be participating in the summer or  fall 2017 UW exchange program beginning in mid-December. Scholarship amount varies but…

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[Publication] Society labels harassment as research misconduct

“A major U.S.-based scientific society is on the verge of expanding its definition of research misconduct to include sexual harassment. The 60,000-member American Geophysical Union (AGU) wants to emphasize the serious threat to science from harassment and other forms of discrimination, society officials say. But some experts on research ethics question the wisdom of merging two categories of undesirable behavior and worry that it could complicate efforts to promote ethical conduct..” Link : http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6335/233.summary

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[Publication] The Changing Face of Epidemiology: Gender Disparities in Citations?

Schisterman et al. have published, in the journal of Epidemiology, an interesting study about gender disparities in citations. The authors collected data on the current gender distribution of epidemiology departments, societies, and journal editorial boards. The authors found “a greater number of female epidemiologists in early-career positions and further evidence of potential gender disparity in publication metrics in epidemiology. If epidemiology continues to be practiced by a majority of women, it remains to be seen if these patterns will change over time.” Read the article : The Changing Face of…

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Women in Molecular Imaging Network (WIMIN)

“Women in Molecular Imaging Network (WIMIN) is an interest group of the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) aimed at advancing the careers of women in science. WIMIN represents women in the field of molecular imaging through all stages of their career development and promotes their advancement to leadership positions within the society and their careers. WIMIN’s roles include training and mentoring, and building bridges with other interest groups within WMIS and beyond as well as identifying challenges for advancement of female scientists and solutions to overcome them. In addition to…

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[French] Femmes en sciences : Il faut mettre fin à l’impudence de la Fondation Jérôme Lejeune

L’université Notre Dame aux États-Unis a décidé d’attribuer l’« Evangelium Vitae Medal » 2017 à la Fondation Jérôme Lejeune. Jusqu’ici, tout est normal, mais déposséder une femme scientifique de sa découverte est un geste d’une violence extrême. La découvreuse de la trisomie 21 est une femme et elle s’appelle Marthe Gautier, la Fondation Jérôme Lejeune doit cesser son impudence.

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[French] Un prix de la misogynie pour les membres du jury du Nobel

Depuis sa création en 1901, on compte seulement 2,9 % de « Nobelles ». Les membres du jury, notamment du Nobel de physique, méritent d’être récompensés par le prix de la misogynie. En plein “scandale au pays des Nobel”, le nombre de femmes lauréates dans les disciplines scientifiques ne sera pas incrémenté en 2016.

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[Conference] The European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education and Research

The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Université Paris Diderot, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle- Paris 3 and the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC), with strong support from the French Ministry for National Education, Higher Education and Research, are inviting researchers, professors, administrators, policy-makers, practitioners and students to Paris, on 12-14 September 2016, to attend the 9th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education.

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Marthe Gautier at an exhibition of the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany

In collaboration with the German research project TOUCHDOWN 21, the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundeskunsthalle) will organize an exhibition about Down syndrome. This exhibition, entitled “TOUCHDOWN – an exhibition with and about people with Down Syndrome” (in German: Touchdown Eine Ausstellung mit und über Menschen mit Down-Syndrom), will be held from 29 October 2016 to 12 March 2017. Down’s syndrome (also known as trisomy 21) is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all, or part of an extra copy of chromosome 21…

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This Summer’s Must-Read Books about Women In STEM

By Seraya Maouche, posted on July 31, 2016. We have assembled for our readers a list of 12 books about women in STEM to read this summer.

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