Did you know, only 30% of the world’s researchers are women? Women also hold less than 25% of US STEM jobs. Everywhere you look, women in STEM are falling behind. Everywhere, young male scientists are recipients of up to twice as much funding as their female counterparts in Boston’s biomedical research institutions.
Listen to this: one newer survey found that 67% of Europeans and 93% of Chinese respondents don’t have the skills to successfully do science. Tim Hunt, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, believes women are the cause of “trouble” in labs.
Photographer Bret Hartman took an amazing portrait of 12 women smashing all STEM stereotypes at the TED Fellows Retreat in Pacific Grove, California in August of 2015. These 12 scientists study astrophysics, biology, genetics, archaeology, medicine, glaciology, data science and more. These women in STEM also represent 5 countries around the world. While a portrait like this one shouldn’t be extraordinary, the sad truth is that it still is a tight to amaze. That fact alone highlights a very real, large gender gap in the sciences.News, STEM