Friday, June 5, 2009

NYTimes: Women and Science

So, now there is a new article from the NY Times that discusses the apparent improvement in science opportunities for women at major research universities; that is good news, we need all the help we can get. Still, there remains unequal access to certain opportunities (such as salary). Another report suggests that the performance gap between girls and boys in math is decreasing "to the vanishing point." Still more good news.

My big issue with this NAS report is that the panel surveyed six disciplines, including math and physics and engineering, but excluded computer science. And the fight for visibility continues ....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting to find out that women would be able to receive higher compensation than men if they would apply for research positions. It's refreshing to see that we are breaking through the glass ceiling!