Tagged: women in science

How I came to be writing Wikipedia biographies for female New Zealand professors - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 18, 2019

Stuart Yeates In August 2017, the Royal Society Te Apārangi provided physical space and some funds for a group of people to get together and edit Wikipedia on topics related to Women in Science, to try and combat the overwhelming maleness on Wikipedia. Participants at the Women in Science Wikipedia workshop, Wellington, New Zealand, 6 August 2017 #WikiSciWomen. Read More

Embracing Mātauranga Māori and science – Suffrage 125 - Suffrage 125

Guest Author Sep 20, 2018

Yvonne Taura When I was young and growing up in Australia, becoming a scientist was far from my ideal career path. I shied away from anything to do with science, physics, or mathematics as the room was always filled with boys – and, to be honest, it was all a little intimidating. Instead, I moved more towards the creative … Read More

To all Women in Science, thank you for kicking science’s arse! – Suffrage 125 - Suffrage 125

Guest Author Sep 19, 2018

Dr Melanie Cheung I’ve been reflecting on the powerful articles celebrating women that I have read this week. Today is the 125th anniversary of women getting the vote in Aotearoa, and it feels like we have come a long way since then.  Dr Melanie Cheung, supplied. Any women working in a male-dominated field also realise that we still have … Read More

We have always sailed – Suffrage 125 - Suffrage 125

Guest Author Sep 17, 2018

Dr Lucy Stewart As writer Kameron Hurley once said regarding women in the military, “We have always fought” – women have always been involved in field research, including at sea. Aotearoa was named by Kuramārōtini, a woman on a long ocean voyage. Early research expeditions by Europeans relied heavily on indigenous women such as Sacagawea … Read More

Book review: Inferior – How Science Got Women Wrong - Scibooks

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Dec 24, 2017

Alongside Naomi Alderman’s The Power, it’s the feminist book everyone’s been reading this year. Angela Saini’s Inferior tackles how science got women wrong and who’s resetting the agenda. Saini is a science journalist with a Masters in Engineering, so she can talk with first-hand experience about some of the issues faced in sciences. Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New … Read More