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More Arab Women Studying STEM

For as long as she can remember, Amirah Ahmad Daghache has had a fascination with electronics and computer systems. As a child growing up in Saudi Arabia, Daghache did really well in math and says she was "the nerd that enjoyed doing her math homework."

Today, Daghache, a Palestinian-Canadian, is putting those math skills to use as a telecommunications engineering major at the Canadian University of Dubai.

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Girlbusters: Fighting Against Gender Bias For Women in STEM

In a recent study conducted by the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, a whopping 100 percent of women of color interviewed said they've experienced gender bias, compared to 93 percent of white women (Sorry, Leslie Jones, things just got real for you). But 93 percent for white women is hardly a win.

The STEM paradoxes: Graduates’ lack of non-technical skills, and not enough women

There’s a paradox in the scientific world, but it may not be the one you’re thinking about.

Here’s why.

On Monday, the New York Academy of Sciences announced that even though the global economy is generating a record number of scientists, it still faces a shortage in science professionals.

Twitter’s Diversity Report Is More Of The Same

Twitter released its diversity numbers on Wednesday afternoon after mounting pressure from civil rights groups — and they’re pretty bad if you’re not a white or Asian guy. Overall, Twitter’s employees are 70 percent male and 30 percent female. However when you look specifically at employees in tech, the gender gap grows, and 90 percent are male.

Read more about this on TechCrunch & Twitter.

Howard to Harvard: An Inside Look at Mentoring in STEM Education

Joan Y. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, the first Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School (HMS) launched the Minority Faculty Development Program (MFDP) to increase diversity among the HMS faculty. An initial strategy of MFDP was to create a K-12 pipeline of Educational Outreach Programs allowing students multiple points of entry and exit. One such program is Project Success, celebrating its 21st year this summer.