Women Underrepresented in Sciences at Top Research Universities, Study Finds

Table: Women in Science and Mathematics

Women represent only a very small proportion of the scientists, mathematicians, and engineers working at the nation's top research universities, according to a study reported last week. Male faculty members outnumber female professors even in the few scientific disciplines where women earn more Ph.D.'s than men, it found.

The shortage of women at the nation's top institutions is "a