Title

Harvard Creates New Task Forces on Women in Science

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Science

Volume

307

Issue

5711

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Abstract

A month after making controversial remarks about why men outnumber women in most scientific disciplines (Science, 28 January, p. 492), Harvard University president Lawrence Summers last week set up two task forces on campus to change the situation. The first, led by historian Evelyn Hammonds, will work to improve faculty searches and create a senior administrative position for improving gender diversity. The second group, chaired by computer scientist Barbara Grosz, will probe why women are underrepresented.

Comments

Originally published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Publisher's PDF available through remote link.

DOI

10.1126/science.307.5711.829c