Women in Science and Engineering at Research Universities: Lessons of the Past, Prospects for the Future
Thursday, April 14, 2005, 16:00pm
Today there is growing national concern that we as a society were not doing enough to recruit and retain women scientists. Although progress has been made in the last fifteen year, both quantitatively and qualitatively, in almost all fields, the number of women scientists in the academy and in leadership positions has not climbed dramatically. In this talk, I will revisit the findings and recommendations of these reports, discuss the need for "constant vigilance", and indicate some directions for future change including a better understanding of the social and cultural factors that lead to underrepresentation of women in the sciences.