Are Girls Protected From Autism?

Yahoo Parenting – Rachel Grumman Bender “While scientists are still unraveling the many causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) — from exposure to air pollution during pregnancy to gestational diabetes — there’s one thing they know for sure: Boys are...

New Horizons for Women in STEM

Change the Equation – Staff Writer “The biggest story in STEM this year (so far) was yesterday’s New Horizons Pluto Flyby — and boy was it a doozie! In case you missed it, the New Horizons spacecraft came within 7,800 miles of the erstwhile...

Early introduction can encourage more women to join STEM fields

The Chicago Tribune – Natalie Masri “Maybe you recall the Verizon commercial that follows a young girl as she’s growing up. Samantha takes a keen interest in activities like wading in a stream and building a rocket ship; activities that explore science,...

Study Highlights Striking Racial and Gender Gaps in High School STEM

Education Week – Liana Heitin “While male and female students are earning high school math and science credits at similar rates, boys are still significantly more likely to take engineering and technology classes and to consider pursuing postsecondary STEM...