September 20, 2016
April 01, 2016
I don’t know much about the field of STEM. I have never been interested math and science, so I never once tried to learn more about STEM or look into a major in that discipline. However, while talking to one of my best friends in the engineering school about her lack of female friends in her major, I realized that I was part of the problem. Women are the minority in STEM, but other women, including myself, don’t help the situation. With this in mind, I asked different women in the Engineering School about what helps them create a cohesive support system within this male dominated field....
November 05, 2015
It is no secret that our university struggles with a lack of diversity. Statistics released by the University continually demonstrate homogeneity of both the student body and faculty. While the issue of diversity at U.Va. can produce enough commentary for multiple articles, this piece seeks to address the lack of faculty gender diversity in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) departments. To accomplish this, I interviewed two female faculty at the university to inquire about their experiences and the specific ways that prejudice has affected them in their fields and at U....
April 21, 2015
In the United States today, women make up an estimated 47 percent of the workforce. In the science and engineering field, however, women are far less represented than men. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women hold only 25 percent of occupations in computer and mathematical sciences, and only 13 percent of occupations in engineering.
With such an underrepresentation of women in these fields, Iris Magazine and...
March 18, 2015
April 02, 2014
U.Va. has taken steps in the right direction.
U.Va. engineering professor...
October 30, 2013
For this month’s Faculty Spotlight, an Iris initiative aimed at acknowledging distinguished female faculty and staff of the University, Iris magazine wishes to recognize Ann B. Loper, Professor of Clinical Psychology within the Curry School of Education’s PhD program.
May 01, 2013
When life hangs in a balance we rely on a select group of nurses who commit their lives in increasing our odds of survival. The training involved to join these corps of miracle workers is not for the faint of heart and the education they receive has to prepare them for this increasingly complex field of study. When the University of Virginia was looking for a new dean to head their School of Nursing, they...
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