Title

Can Equality in Sports be Repeated in the Lab?

Authors

Jeffrey Mervis

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Science

Volume

298

Issue

5592

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Abstract

Physical chemist Debra Rolison has spent the past 2 years promoting a controversial idea for improving the status of women scientists in academia. But last week, when the U.S. Senate staged its first-ever hearing on the topic, Rolison was 1800 kilometers away, watching her niece play high school volleyball and basketball. Ironically, the reason Rolison couldn't attend was related to the theme of the hearing--whether a 30-year-old federal law that has increased opportunities for women athletes in schools and colleges could do the same thing for women scientists.

Comments

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

DOI

10.1126/science.298.5592.356