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Do Nobel Prizes portend women’s progress in STEM fields?

It’s Nobel Prize season and once again, men are dominating the list of laureates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Cosmologist James Peebles and astrophysicists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday, while Monday saw another trio of men – William G Kaelin …

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Three in four female physics undergrads report sexual harassment

By Meredith WadmanApr. 23, 2019 , 1:45 PM Fully three in four U.S. undergraduate women majoring in physics reported being sexually harassed over a 2-year period ending in 2017, according to a new paper in Physical Review Physics Education Research. That year, scholars surveyed more than 450 undergraduate women attending conferences sponsored …

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