American Institute of Biological Sciences
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.
Luckenbill-Edds, Louise, "The Educational Pipelinie for Women in Biology: No Longer Leaking?" (2002). ADVANCE Library Collection. Paper 175.
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