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Remembering Millie Dresselhaus—A luminary of excellence

By Eileen De Guire / February 24, 2017

MIT professor emerita Millie Dresselhaus died Monday, February 21. She understood her unique situation as a woman scientist and worked to make her extraordinary story one that could become ordinary for young women.

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Buzz at MS&T15 focuses on diversity in materials science and engineering

By April Gocha / October 7, 2015

At presentations and events at MS&T15 in Columbus, Ohio, this week, a similar thread seemed to be running through this year’s conference—diversity.

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7 inexpensive and easy-to-implement strategies to advance women in science

By Jessica McMathis / March 19, 2015

A working group of 30-plus academic and business leaders organized by the New York Stem Cell Foundation has put forth seven strategies to address financial support, psychological and cultural issues, and collaborative and international initiatives they believe will advance women in an often imbalanced STEM landscape.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / January 24, 2012

Check ’em out: Ceramic components help make motors greener The newest requirements for electric motors as a result of the European Energy Using Products directive came into effect in June 2011 and many manufacturers are now reviewing ways to make their products more efficient. Increasing energy efficiency through motor design is just one consideration encompassing…

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NSF launches new Career-Life Balance Initiative, workplace flexibility policies

By Kristen Brosnan / October 4, 2011

Credit: P. Wray; ACerS Last Monday the White House and National Science Foundation announced a new 10-year plan to increase workplace flexibilities to support American scientists and their families. One of the benefits discussed in this announcement is being able to delay or suspend grants for up to one year after a birth or adoption…

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