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Fostering Collaboration Among our Nation's Federal Labs, Industry, and Research Oriented Universities
Wednesday, January 21, 2014
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Jefferson Science Fellows Distinguished Lecture Series:
What Does Sustainable Development of Science and Technology Look Like in the 21st Century?
Wednesday, January 21, 2014
11am-12 pm; State Department

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cover image Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty (June 2010)
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December 18, 2014
Crashing the Old Boys' Science Club
Live Science (Op-Ed)
In a recent study by the National Research Council, women received 45 percent of biology Ph.D. degrees but represented only 26 percent of applicants for tenure-track faculty positions.

August 18, 2014
Gender Tenure Gap 'Significant' in Some Subjects, Finds US Study
Times Higher Education
She started off by identifying everyone who had been an assistant professor at any point from 2000 through 2004 at a university in one of the three examined disciplines, looking only at departments ranked by the National Research Council's evaluation of doctoral programmes.

March 6, 2013
Inequality Quantified: Mind the Gender Gap
The attrition continues at later stages. In biology, for example, women comprised 36% of assistant professors and only 27% of tenure candidates in a 2010 study by the US National Research Council...