Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

BioScience

Volume

52

Issue

6

Publisher

American Institute of Biological Sciences

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Abstract

Describing the past 30 years of progress toward gender equity in science, one observer wrote: "Although optimistic about future prospects, I must also point out some daunting toads and serpents lurking in the gardens of science. These challenge the rising generation of young scientists to be no less intrepid [that past activists who catalyzed change]" (Herschbach 1999, p. 66). The failure of the sciences to attract and retain women has meant a loss of diversity, as well as a loss of talent and creativity, that impoverishes research viewpoints and limits effective communication of science with diverse sectors of society.

Comments

Originally published by the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Publisher's PDF and HTML fulltext can be accessed through the BioScience journal.

DOI

10.1641/0006-3568(2002)052[0513:TEPFWI]2.0.CO;2

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