NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) will award more than $5 million in funding to 7 Women's Colleges and Universities to research and advance solutions to close the gender gap for women in STEM.
This funding opportunity is a direct result of the White House Executive Order 14035 “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce.”
To read the full press release from NASA, click here.
In a recent article published on The Dallas Morning News, Texas Woman's University President, Carine Feyten, deploys recent research to illustrate how popular concerns over the "crisis" of male enrollment miss the point. Read how she reframes the matter to bring attention back to the gender pay gap.
The Women’s College Coalition hosted a town hall during the summer with U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and student panelists from various WCC institutions. More than 400 students and representatives from the WCC joined the powerful conversation on women’s leadership, gender equity and racial injustice.
In a recent article published on The Hill, Sweet Briar College President, Meredith Woo, talks about how women’s colleges prioritize women’s leadership in their curriculums.
According to President Woo, women’s liberal arts colleges work and provide a strong return on investment by preparing “their students in ways that co-ed institutions have been unable to. For example, graduates from women’s colleges report their college was extremely or very effective in helping prepare them for their first job compared to those who went to public institutions (81 percent to 61 percent). Students from women’s colleges are almost twice as likely to complete a graduate degree as a public university alumna. All of these outcomes help women achieve in the business world”, argues Woo.