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Thursday, February 27 • 10:30am - 11:30am
1A Women In Science: Reaching Equilibrium

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Most women entering a doctoral program say that they want to be professors. But only about one in five tenured professors is a woman. Why do the other women leave? Often, women are not comfortable talking about their experiences in public, but numbers do talk, as demonstrated in the recent blog post “Unsettling Stats about Women in Science.” How do we get more people to recognize the reasons why women leave science, and then compel people to enact change? What kinds of changes would encourage women to stay in science? We will be tackling these questions in this discussion and compiling our ideas in a Google Doc for use in the next day’s mini-hackathon, where participants will create infographics that bring light to these issues and potential solutions.

After the first hour, we'll move to Room 6 for those who want to talk in small groups and continue the discussion during the second session time slot.


Katie Burke

Associate Editor, American Scientist
Science empowers people--the ability to create new knowledge is an inspiring and powerful tool. I want to make scientific knowledge more available to everyday people and to spawn discussion about issues in science in creative ways. As a scientist-turned-journalist, I want to learn... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 3 McKimmon Center
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