Soltis, Pamela S. .
Women in Science.
Despite large numbers of women graduate students in the biological sciences, women continue to make up a smaller fraction of university faculty than their male counterparts.Numerous studies continue to point to differences in cultural expectations for men and women and the effects of these expectations on women’s career choices.In this discussion session, a panel of women at different stages in their scientific careers will provide preliminary comments prior to open discussion of recent progress, current problems, and possible solutions for women in science.Finally, because career choices often involve attempts to balance one’s own career, a spouse’s career, and a family, the issues facing “women in science” today are in many ways the same issues facing many men, and attention will be devoted to this more holistic view.
1 - University of Florida, Department of Natural History, Florida Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 117800, Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7800, USA
Presentation Type: Discussion
Location: Superior A (Cliff Lodge)
Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004
Time: 4:00 PM