WISE Reports and Statistics

Reports and Statistics

"It is not lack of talent, but unintentional biases and outmoded institutional structures that are hindering the access and advancement of women. Neither our academic institutions nor our nation can afford such underuse of precious human capital in science and engineering. The time to take action is now." --Beyond Bias and Barriers

2007 National Academy of Sciences report on women in science and engineering, Beyond Bias and Barriers

A 2010 research report by the American Association of University Women, Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics presents in-depth yet accessible profiles of eight key research findings that point to environmental and social barriers – including stereotypes, gender bias and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities – that continue to block women’s participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math. The report also includes up to date statistics on girls' and women's achievement and participation in these areas and offers new ideas for what each of us can do to more fully open scientific and engineering fields to girls and women.

A table compiled by the American Association of University about the pay gap in STEM

Association for Women in Science page of WISE resources: an excellent list of statistics and recommended reading.

The famous report about women faculty at MIT: http://web.mit.edu/fnl/women/women.html


Field-Specific Resources

American Institute of Physics page on Women in Physics, including

Women in Physics & Astronomy Faculty PositionsThese highlights show data on women faculty members that were collected in our survey of all degree-granting physics and astronomy departments in the US in 2006. Women in Physics and Astronomy, 2005Data on current and historic trends in the representation of women in physics and astronomy, including comparative data on women in related fields. Women Physicists Speak: The 2001 International Study of Women in PhysicsThis report contains findings from an international survey of over 1,000 women physicists from 55 countries.

American Physical Society page on Women in Physics Publications and Reports, including 

Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Women in Physics   Suggestions compiled by the CSWP to assist departments in finding and keeping women physics faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students.Gender Equity Report The Gender Equity Report is based on the presentations and action items from the Gender Equity Conference. Specific actions are proposed for faculty, staff, and funding agencies.