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Report: STEM a fast-growing, vital field with declining share of women
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Study provides first-ever focus on community college STEM programs that seek to recruit women. Jobs in science, engineering, technology, and math fields are expected to grow by 17 percent between 2008 and 2018, nearly double the growth of all other fields. A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research shows that women are underrepresented in all but one STEM field, and have been losing ground in receipt of STEM degrees from community colleges over the last decade. More



Register today for ACS Short Courses in Boston
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The Department of Professional Education is holding two- and three-day courses in Boston on April 30 to May 3. These cutting-edge courses, taught by experts in their field, are designed to improve your job performance during these tough economic times. Five courses are being offered, including the very popular Laboratory Safety and Health. For a full list of courses offered and information on group discounts, visit www.ProEd.acs.org.

ACS Fellows Program 2012: April 23 nomination deadline fast approaching!
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ACS needs your help in identifying those members who should be recognized with this esteemed honor. Click here to submit a nomination. See the Program Guidelines for eligibility criteria and the nomination process.

The purpose of the ACS Fellows Program, one component of the broader ACS Awards Program, is to recognize members of the American Chemical Society for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science/profession and for service to the ACS community.

For additional inquiries, send an email to fellows@acs.org.


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Helping minority science students achieve STEM degrees
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American high-tech companies are screaming for more highly skilled employees to fill vacancies that require training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects. To fill this workforce gap, both tech companies and educators encourage interest in STEM subjects among K-12 students. What is so appealing for minority and female students is that after acquiring STEM skills, they won't see the same pay discrepancies most ethnic groups traditionally experience. More

The STEM profession that women dominate
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Do you know which major STEM field boasts as many women in the profession as men? Where almost half the college degrees — even at the doctoral level — are granted to women? Where women have a significant presence in the most influential circles of the profession? There's so much attention paid to the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that you'd think this would be front-page news, but most haven't even noticed. More

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California state colleges weigh asking students about sexual orientation
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California's state colleges and universities are laying plans to ask students about their sexual orientation next year on application or enrollment forms, becoming the largest group of schools in the country to do so. The move has raised the hopes of gay activists for recognition but the concerns of others about privacy. The questions, which students could answer voluntarily, would be posed because of a little-known state law aimed at gauging the size of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations on the campuses. The law encourages UC, Cal State and community colleges to explore whether they are offering enough services, such as counseling, for those students. More

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To enroll more minority students, colleges work around the courts
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With its decision to take up racial preferences in admissions at public colleges, the Supreme Court has touched off a national guessing game about how far it might move against affirmative action and how profoundly colleges might change as a result. But no matter how the court acts, recent history shows that when courts or new laws restrict affirmative action, colleges try to find other ways to increase minority admissions. More

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Gay college students may be at risk for drinking problems because of subtle discrimination
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Gay, lesbian and bisexual college students who experience subtle discrimination are at increased risk of having a problem with alcohol compared to heterosexual students, a new University of Michigan study finds. The study also found that how students' peers were treated also matters. Compared to heterosexual students, sexual minority students who knew others who were subjected to hostility were at increased risk for having a drinking problem. More

Is some homophobia self-phobia?
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Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates. The study is the first to document the role that both parenting and sexual orientation play in the formation of intense and visceral fear of homosexuals, including self-reported homophobic attitudes, discriminatory bias, implicit hostility toward gays, and endorsement of anti-gay policies. More

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Will STEM support stoke tech future?
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Can government support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education fill the pipeline with more engineers? More

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High school girls explore STEM
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More than 7,500 high school girls gathered to tinker with robotics this March, as part of the 15th annual Devry University HerWorld program. HerWorld aims to create college- and career-ready young women by encouraging them to explore the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Devry hosted 30 HerWorld events across the country last month, which included STEM workshops and speeches from female leaders in science and technology fields, as well as Olympic athletes. Soccer legend Mia Hamm spoke at gatherings in New York and Florida to assure young women that they can succeed in a male-dominated field — be it STEM or professional sports. More

Fermion Opens New Storage Facility for Large Volume APIs

In the summer of 2011, Fermion began construction on a new finished product storage area for APIs produced at its plant in Hanko, Finland. This expansion was necessitated by higher than expected API volumes. Construction was completed in November and the facility is now fully operational. MORE


The missing voice in workplace gender issues
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Is gender equality in the workplace a woman's issue? It seems so, considering that most discussions on the topic take place between women. But ongoing dialogues of like-minded minds produce limited returns. Preaching to the choir may be a feel-good way to reinforce your own beliefs, but new voices are needed to actually influence change. More

Iowa can lead in science, technology education, careers
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Wonderful careers and fulfilling lives await Iowans well-versed in the fields of science and technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called STEM fields. The demand for scientists, technicians and engineers is expected to increase at four times the rate of all other occupations in the coming decade, paying well above average wages in fields adaptable to our ever-changing economy. More

Making the Connections²: A How-To Guide for Organic Chemistry Lab Techniques

MTC², by Dr. Anne B. Padías, offers students an affordable alternative to comparative manuals ($25 net). Through its precise presentation and practical approach, MTC² increases comprehension of the basic tenets while igniting a true interest in organic techniques, connecting the chemistry to real-world examples. It is universally suited as a supplement to any lab curriculum. MORE


Missouri science and technology leader has eye on diversity
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Cheryl Schrader looks forward to the day it's not unusual for an engineering university to hire a female chancellor. But somebody has to be first. And as the first woman to lead the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Schrader is in a position to make sure she's not the last. Schrader is interested in seeing more women and other underrepresented populations on the Rolla campus. More

Managing confrontation in multicultural teams
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Everyone knows that a little confrontation from time to time is constructive, right? And the classic business literature confirms it. Patrick Lencioni's "Five Dysfunctions of a Team," for example, discusses at length how to achieve the right amount of confrontation for ultimate team effectiveness — and concludes that fear of conflict is one of the five major barriers to success. It was a bestseller in the U.S. But what if you come from a culture where confrontation is downright rude? More



The education challenge we must address
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A highly skilled workforce is the lifeblood of any successful company, industry, or national economy. The U.S. has been the breeding ground for the world’s most innovative economy, companies, and products in large part because it offered a diverse pool of talented, highly educated workers. But evidence of a decline is surfacing, precipitated by three gathering trends: an increasingly ill-prepared domestic workforce, a steadily depleting stock of highly skilled and educated foreign nationals, and an aging population. More

 


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