More Women in Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science
It has been 25 years since Congress passed the Women in Science and Technology Equal Opportunity Act [HN1], which declares it "the policy of the United States that men and women have equal opportunity in education, training, and employment in scientific and technical fields (1)." Although there have been major advances, academic institutions are still not fully utilizing the pool of women scientists they have produced. The difference between the proportions of women who earn Ph.D.'s and those who are in faculty positions at top universities is clear in the biological and physical sciences, as well as in engineering.
Handelsman, Jo; Cantor, Nancy; Carnes, Molly; Denton, Denice; Fine, Eve; Grosz, Barbara; Hinshaw, Virginia; Marrett, Cora; Rosser, Sue; Shalala, Donna; and Sheridan, Jennifer, "More Women in Science" (2005). ADVANCE Library Collection. Paper 124.