Title

Women Underrepresented in Sciences at Top Research Universities, Study Finds

Authors

Robin Wilson

Document Type

News Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Volume

50

Issue

20

Publisher

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Publication Date

1-23-2004

Abstract

Women represent only a very small proportion of the scientists, mathematicians, and engineers working at the nation's top research universities, according to a study reported last week. Male faculty members outnumber female professors even in the few scientific disciplines where women earn more Ph.D.'s than men, it found. The shortage of women at the nation's top institutions is "a grave national problem," say the study's authors. In fact, it is an issue that has troubled many academics for years.

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