Monday, June 14, 2010

Women in Science

A recent article in the New York Times revisits the controversy caused by Dr. Leroy Summers in 2005 after giving a speech at the conference, "Diversity the Science and Engineering Workforce" during which he said that an innate difference between men and women might be one reason fewer women succeed in science and math careers. The author of the article raises a number of questions about reasons for the smaller number of women in science and engineering, and recent studies looking at gender difference in how children score on science and mathematics standardized tests.

The full article is available at "Daring to Discuss Women in Science" by John Tierney from the June 7th edition of the New York Times.

CSEP Fellow, Michael Davis, quoted in NY Times

Center Fellow Michael Davis was quoted in an article in the June 11th edition of the New York Times in an article about conflicts of interest in the professions.

To read more, please visit, "Chinese Walls, Pocked with Peepholes" by David Segal.