Sunday, March 8, 2009

Career Advice at AAAS

There are numerous articles of interest to women in science at AAAS "Careers".

One article in their series on careers highlights a survey conducted of postdoctoral fellows of the US NIH (National Institutes of Heath). The data showed women lagging behind men in terms of grants, research dollars, and grant renewals. The article describes programs being initiated at various universities (and funded by NSF) to change the culture of academic science and increase the representation of women on the faculty at highest ranks (the idea is to make changes starting at the top instead of the "fix the woman" approach). See the entire article here

Another article entitled "A Double Bind: Minority Women Scientists in Europe" describes some issues faced by women who work or study in other countries (where they were not born). See entire article here.

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