Nearly half of US female scientists leave full-time science after first child

Study reveals proportion of people leaving full-time careers in science after the birth of their first child. This article has been chosen from www.nature.com | By: Holly Else |  Published: 19 FEBRUARY 2019 More than 40% of women with full-time jobs in science leave the sector or go part time after having their first child, according to a study of how parenthood affects career trajectories in the United States. By contrast, only 23% of new fathers leave or cut their working hours. The analysis (see ‘Parents…

How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement

This article has been chosen from KQED.ORG | AUTHOR: Kara Newhouse | Published on Mar 18, 2018 Every January, Nashville teacher Joel Bezaire reads The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time aloud to his students. Sounds pretty standard, right? It would be — for an English class. But Bezaire teaches math. The novel is part of a unit on number sense. While it’s easy to envision using math picture books in elementary school classrooms, literature for older grades poses a bigger challenge. Can reading fit into the curriculum as…

For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’

Fewer than 1 percent of doctorates in math are awarded to African-Americans. Edray Goins, who earned one of them, found the upper reaches of the math world a challenging place. Article from New York Times, By Amy Harmon, Feb. 18, 2019. BALTIMORE — It was not an overt incident of racism that prompted Edray Goins, an African-American mathematician in the prime of his career, to abandon his tenured position on the faculty of a major research university last year. The hostilities he perceived were subtle,…

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