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Science Online: Women in Science

Fostering diversity in science is an important component of Sigma Xi’s mission to enhance the health and integrity of the research enterprise and promote the public’s understanding of science. To that end, American Scientist has published articles on the importance of diversity in science, as well as led the effort to promote diversity among our authors.

For example, we published several articles, listed below, about how women’s experiences in science are often unique and why women are leaving science at rates that are disproportionate to the rates at which men leave. Associate editor Katie L. Burke led a discussion at the conference ScienceOnline 2014 in February called “Women in Science: Reaching Equilibrium” that encouraged people to share their thoughts about the gender gap in the sciences. The discussion was live Tweeted using the hashtag #scioWomen, and a video of the discussion is forthcoming.

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ScienceOnline Together 2014 was the eighth annual meeting to explore the ways the World Wide Web is changing the way science is conducted, shared, and communicated.

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Above: This "sketchnote" was created by Perrin Ireland while Katie L. Burke led her Women in Science session at Science Online 2014.

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