The kind of femininity that Stanford University accepts and encourages is very masculine. Admittedly, this is a meaningless statement, at least at a first glance: Aren’t femininity and masculinity polar opposites? Let me define what I mean. Femininity and masculinity are the traits and behaviors society expects of women and men, respectively. Historically, a significant…
Marc Tessier-Lavigne took the presidency after a series of unpopular decisions from his predecessors. Can he reach students in a way they couldn’t?
Stanford LatinA Engineers (SLAE), an organization founded within the Society of Latino Engineers (SOLE) last quarter by three female officers, is working to confront the underrepresentation of women of color involved in STEM.
Speakers at the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference gave attendees insight into cutting-edge research in the data science industry last Friday.
The Society of Women Engineers partnered with nonprofit Techbridge Girls to bring 30 middle school girls to Stanford and encourage interests in STEM.
Design for America (DFA) begins the recruiting process for its new project teams this week in hopes of bringing a combination of social impact and design to campus.
She++, a Stanford-launched nonprofit organization that works to increase diversity in the technology industry, opened its first international chapter in London this fall.
Twenty four girls arrived at Stanford on July 11 to attend a tuition-free camp aimed to give young girls and underrepresented minorities the opportunity to be exposed to STEM-related fields. Stanford Artificial Intelligence Outreach Summer (SAILORS) was created in the summer of 2015 by Fei-Fei Li, a professor of computer science and Postdoc Olga Russakovsky. Rising high school sophomore girls from 20 states and three countries listened to lectures and conducted research with faculty in the Artificial Intelligence Lab.
“SAILORS is built on the hypothesis that a humanistic mission statement would attract more diverse students,” Li said. “In turn, their values and perspectives are injected into the technology that will impact our society.”