January 19, 2012

The Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society nominations are due!

Please consider nominating your deserving undergraduate or graduate students, research scientists or post docs to become new/promoted associate or full members of Sigma Xi. Forms can be found at

Here are the rules and conditions for nomination:

1. The nominee should be in Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences or Physics disciplines.

January 5, 2012

This week's issue of Nature features an interview with Nancy Hopkins, who is retiring this spring from MIT. In 2005 she famously walked out during a presentation by Larry Summers, then-president of Harvard University, when he suggested that innate differences might account for the lack of women in high-achieving roles in science. Read her reflections on her career as a women in molecular genetics.

December 19, 2011

On the centennial of Marie Curie’s second Nobel Prize, Lehigh President Alice P. Gast joined an influential group of leaders in New York City to advance the role and participation of women in the sciences. Read the full story from Lehigh News and discover how Lehigh ADVANCE plays a role in addressing the underrepresentation of women in the sciences and engineering.

December 2, 2011

In the December issue of the American Sociological Review, Offer and Scheider examine multi-tasking as a source of gender inequality which could help explain previous findings that mothers feel more burdened and stressed than fathers, even as fathers contribute more to child rearing and housework. News media including NPR and the LA Times reported this research on Friday morning.