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  1. Anna
    Oct 21 - 5:42 am

    I read this article with growing interest. Besides, I like that author does not try to avoid some sides of women`s psichology simed sometimes as non complimentary ones. But she offers to account them, and in a whole I think: she is right! It would be well to read in her future publications on mentioned here aspects some specific statistics data.

  2. Mr. Kay's
    Oct 22 - 7:38 pm

    I enjoyed the article and I am going to get a copy of the book for my classroom. I teach science at an all girls school and it is my main goal to get more girls into sci.

    We participate in the adopt a physicist program where the student converse with successful physicists on an Internet forum. I select all women physicists and use it as a way them to learn from successful women in the field. Been a wonderful experience for my students.

  3. Phoebe Leboy
    Oct 24 - 10:01 am

    No doubt- as women form an increasing proportion of the STEM workforce, they are tending to drop out or go part-time because of family reasons. But this is not really a free choice; their options are limited by both old-fashioned ideas about the role of men in parenting and old-fashioned ideas on how the workplace should be structured. The men-as-parents problem is gradually getting better, but the workplace structure problem still needs work. Some industries get the value of flexibility but others do not. And curiously, academic institutions are really bad at changing their assumptions that each faculty member has a supportive stay-at-home spouse.

  4. Dorothy
    Oct 25 - 1:28 pm

    Fantastic article and great resources as usual! That book is going to go on my wishlist for the upcoming holidays, and I’m going to try to bring a copy into my 8th grade classroom.

    @Phoebe Leboy: I believe there was a study recently about Engineering in particular that showed family reasons were actually not a major part of the decision. It was entitled “Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering,” put out by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I started to read it thinking very similar thoughts to yours, but much of the data started me thinking about things in a slightly different picture.

    It isn’t chemistry, but there was a fantastic interview with Dame Jocelyn Bell- Burnell, the scientist who discovered Pulsars on the BBC’s program “the Life Scientific” recently for anyone to listen. She discovered pulsars, yet her PhD advisor and head of the department got the Nobel and she didn’t even get a mention. She has some fantastic comments about the state of science then, the state now, and how she in particular handled things. She’s a fantastic role model even for people who aren’t in astrophysics.

  5. cocoon bobbins
    Oct 26 - 11:29 am

    Interesting read. Worth sharing among chemists, men & women…

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