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Asian women in tech experience more workplace discrimination than their white peers, new study says

  • A new study that analyzed the experiences of women of color in the U.S. tech industry revealed that Asian and Asian American women reported “many of the worst experiences.” 
  • Participants of East and South Asian descent expressed feeling like they needed to do “extra work” in order to get the same level of recognition as their white peers and “to be seen as a good team player.”
  • Many of the Asian respondents said they feel discriminated against because of their accents and believe they are disproportionately assigned more administrative work.

Asian American women in the U.S. tech industry face more discrimination in the workplace than their white peers, according to a new study.

In the report “Pinning Down the Jellyfish: The Workplace Experiences of Women of Color in Tech,” researchers at the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California looked into the experiences of women of color in the tech industry. 

All-women engineering team from Philippines win UNESCO hackathon with their clean water solution

  • Wonderpets, an all-female team consisting of Reaner Jacqueline Bool, Ghia Luwalhati and Nicole Elizabeth Tan from Batangas State University in the Philippines, won the top prize at UNESCO’s 2022 World Engineering Day Hackathon.
  • Involving 125 teams from 23 countries, the international contest called for young engineers to develop creative solutions to UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) challenges.
  • For their winning entry, the Filipino trio used crystalline materials called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to turn polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles into effective water purifiers.

An all-women team from the Philippines beat 124 other teams from around the world to win the top prize at UNESCO’s 2022 World Engineering Day Hackathon. 

The international contest was part of this year’s World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development, which was declared by UNESCO in 2019 and first celebrated in 2020.

Meet the Stanford Student Who Could Revolutionize How We Treat Epilepsy

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When talking to Christine Liu, I often found myself forgetting that she’s still only a sophomore at Stanford. Looking back, it’s not hard to see why.

For starters, she’s got a resume to make even the most draconian of tiger parents proud, boasting a published scientific paper (with another one in review), a startup, and an international science fair medal — all by the age of 19. Her winning science fair project, a machine learning algorithm for predicting epileptic seizures, has the potential to radically change the way we approach epilepsy health care. Yet, what stood out the most, above and beyond her myriad accomplishments, was a very distinct sense of maturity, of wisdom beyond her years. There’s a purpose to her ambition, one rooted in personal experience and a deeply intrinsic desire to succeed — maturity was simply a requisite.