Women’s History Month

The Case for Investing in Women Scientists ASAP

, Senior 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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Ada Lovelace, Women’s History, and the Challenge of Science While Parenting

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

The challenges that Ada Lovelace faced trying to raise children and be a scientist in the 19th century are disturbingly similar to the challenges faced by parents today, especially for women who tend to bare the greatest parenting burdens. Read more >

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