women in science


US Withdrawal from UNESCO Will Undermine Collaboration on Science and Culture

, Deputy director, Climate & Energy

The Trump Administration’s war on science has intensified with the announcement that the US is withdrawing from UNESCO, the international organization that works to promote peace & security through international cooperation on education, science and cultural programs.  Read more >

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500 Women Scientists Pledge for Democracy: Finding Hope in the Growing Numbers

Theresa Jedd, , UCS

Our story is one of hope, both for democracy and for science. It is a story of the catalyzing power of a few to bring together the many. It is a story of how, in a matter of days, we were able to find strength in numbers.

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Dear Tomorrow: An Open Letter to My Son on Climate Change and His Future

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

Dear Thomas,

In the five months you’ve been on this Earth, I already love you more than I can describe in words. I want nothing but a perfectly happy life for you, a life with every opportunity possible. I’m working hard to make sure you have those opportunities. Read more >

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The Case for Investing in Women Scientists ASAP

, Lead science and policy analyst

I knew from a very early age that I was destined to pursue the sciences.  Growing up in an urban part of New Jersey, I had little access to the ‘great outdoors’ but made the most of what little there was. During a school field trip to the nearby Hackensack Meadowlands, a huge expanse of wetlands that has historically been dumped in and destroyed by human intervention, I fell in love. I studied each and every creature that was a part of the underdog ecosystem and pledged to help save it from additional degradation. Read more >

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There’s Plenty of Room to Grow for Women and Women of Color in Agriculture

, Kendall Science Fellow

Following both Women’s History and Black History Months, I wanted to take some time to reflect on the current role of women in agriculture and related scientific fields. While there may be a lot to celebrate, there is still a long way to go to improve the influence that women of all racial backgrounds have in these arenas. Read more >

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