Category: Science Magazine

Researchers rally around science advocate convicted in Egypt

Science Magazine quoting Farouk El-Baz, College of Engineering/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Scientists, engineers, and others are hoping an Egyptian court will reconsider a prison sentence given to one of the nation’s most prominent science advocates…” Expert quote: “It will be OK,” he says. “His hand is clean and his conscience […]

Study thyself: Political scientists assess extent of sexual harassment at their annual meeting

Science Magazine Virginia Sapiro, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “The letter was blunt: The annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA) should be an opportunity to communicate with colleagues, not a chance to proposition them…” Expert Quote: “We don’t know whether the prevalence is 4% or 40%.” View full article. 

Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines

Science Magazine Shulamit Kahn, Questrom School of Business Female college students are 1.5 times more likely than their male counterparts to leave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) after taking the first course in the calculus series, new research finds… Expert quote: “If everyone expects you to do worse and people don’t look like you, […]

Comment on “Expectations of brilliance underlie gender distributions across academic disciplines”

Science Co-written by Shulamit Kahn, Questrom School of Business We read Leslie et al.’s paper (1) with great interest, having completed a review on academic women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines with our colleagues Stephen Ceci and Wendy Williams (2)… View full article co-written by expert Shulamit Kahn

The drug push

Science Magazine Kevin Outterson, School of Law This past January, microbiologists Kim Lewis and Slava Epstein reported the discovery of teixobactin, a compound that in lab dishes kills several antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Media outlets heralded the discovery, announced in Nature, as a new solution to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance… Expert quote: “For […]