May 26, 2006
The Chemistry Between Women & Science
3 female chemists talk about paths to success for women in their field
Chemistry is one of the most male-dominated disciplines in academe. In 2003, the most recent year for which such figures are available, about 12 percent of all tenured and tenure-track chemistry professors at the country's top research universities were female. That was the case even though at least 30 percent of the doctoral degrees earned in chemistry go to women.
The discrepancy is similar in other