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... " The last 25 years have been a kind of golden age for women in science and engineering in the United States, compared with previous times. Laws were passed in 1972 that, pushed by well-publicized lawsuits, government investigations, voluntary pressure, and individual initiative, made substantial quantitative differences in the training and job opportunities Office of Science Technology and Policy/National Science and Technology Council, Interagency Working Group, Ensuring a Strong U.S.
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... Scientific, Technical, and Engineering Workforce in the ~ ~ ~ v ~ ~ v 21st Century. The nation's economy, knowledge base, and ability to address pressing public health, environmental, and national security challenges in the 21st century will depend greatly on the strength of its scientific, technical, and engineering (ST&E)
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... Many posit that such changes concomitantly will improve the academic experience for all faculty and students. Plausible action items include aggressively recruiting good women cancliciates for faculty openings, ensuring on-campus clay care, mentoring junior faculty in the early stages of their careers, and truly rewarding good teachers and advisors for their skill in guiding and challenging their students.
From page 4...
... The business imperative makes it essential that all businesses worldwide embrace a new paradigm in order to remain competitive. The changing needs of industry and emerging expectations of a new engineering and leadership skill set suggest the value of an androgynous leadership style, that is, a style that incorporates the best features of male and female behavioral stereotypes.
From page 5...
... Lou Ann Heimbrook suggested that participants should bring up these issues to the board of directors of the American Chemical Society. Participants were urged to take follow-up action after the workshop, to "do something." As articulated by Frankie Wood-Black, the message was, It's not OK to not try.

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