An international and interdisciplinary project to analyze and help reduce the gender gap in mathematics and the natural sciences

Gillian Butcher, Mei Hung Chiu, Igle Gledhill, Rachel Ivie, Silvina Ponce Dawson, Marie Francoise Roy

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Abstract

Existing data on the participation of women in mathematics and the natural sciences is scattered, outdated, and inconsistent across regions and research fields. The Global Survey of Physicists is already seven years old and needs to be repeated. The interdisciplinary and international project entitled "A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?" seeks to address this situation. The project, which recently received one of the three-year grants awarded by the International Council of Science, will provide solid data and specify recommendations for the international community to uphold. In this article we describe the project, encouraging the physics community to participate actively in it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen in Physics
Subtitle of host publication6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
EditorsChandralekha Singh, Geraldine Cochran, Nicola Wilkin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418417
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 3
Event6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, ICWIP 2017 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2017 Jul 162017 Jul 20

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2109
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, ICWIP 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period17/7/1617/7/20

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Butcher, G., Chiu, M. H., Gledhill, I., Ivie, R., Dawson, S. P., & Roy, M. F. (2019). An international and interdisciplinary project to analyze and help reduce the gender gap in mathematics and the natural sciences. In C. Singh, G. Cochran, & N. Wilkin (Eds.), Women in Physics: 6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics [030006] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2109). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5110068