January 20, 2006
Looking for Gender Equity in the Lab
Three federal agencies are using a tool that transformed the gender composition of college athletics to investigate gender equity in academic science.
The National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Department of Energy are reviewing college mathematics, science, and engineering departments to check their compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The law — which is best known for fostering the growth of women's