05 novembre 2013

On the Boulevard of Broken Grad-School Dreams

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/on-hiring-nameplate.gifBy Gina Stewart. In a recent New York Times Magazine article, Eileen Pollack asks, “Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?” She recalls the isolation of her own experience as a physics student at Yale in the late 1970s and concludes that little has changed. The reasons why so many women still give up on science careers are the same ones that led her to walk away nearly 35 years ago—a lack of encouragement, lack of expectation, and lack of community. “I didn’t go on in physics because not a single professor—not even the adviser who supervised my senior thesis—encouraged me to go to graduate school,” she says. More...
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