Title

More Women in Science

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Science

Volume

309

Issue

5738

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Abstract

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.

Comments

Originally published by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Publisher's PDF and HTML fulltext available through remote link.

DOI

10.1126/science.1113252