Gender gap in science—2018 global survey of mathematical, computing and natural scientists

May 16, 2018

A major global survey is aiming to answer a big question: How can we measure and reduce the gender gap in science?

The Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists is being run by the International Council for Science and is open until 31 October 2018. The survey is targeting 45,000 respondents in multiple languages to develop a better knowledge of the gender gap in global science.

The survey will explore comparisons across regions, countries, disciplines, level of development of the country, sector of employment and age. It will also look at scientists’ development of interest in science, experiences in education and careers, family support, access to resources needed to conduct science, and opportunities to contribute to the scientific enterprise.

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The Academy has two awards specifically to support female scientists: the Dorothy Hill Medal and the Nancy Millis Medal. It also is strong supporter of SAGE, a national program that aims to promote gender equity and gender diversity in STEMM.

Associate Professor Tracy Ainsworth is the recipient of the Academy’s 2018 Dorothy Hill Medal, an award that supports female early-career researchers in the Earth sciences.

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