NSF Gender Snoops on Campus
American Association for the Advancement of Science
The National Science Foundation is investigating four institutions that receive NSF research funds to determine whether they are in violation of Title IX--the law that prohibits sex discrimination by any school receiving federal dollars. The move follows a 2004 Government Accountability Office report that charged NSF and two other science agencies with failing to track Title IX compliance. The agency declined to disclose the sites being investigated. Chemist Debra Rolison of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., calls the reviews a "good first step" toward using Title IX to improve the gender ratio in technical fields, in the same way that the law has transformed college athletics.
Bhattacharjee, Yudhijit, "NSF Gender Snoops on Campus" (2005). ADVANCE Library Collection. Paper 61.