The director of the National Science Foundation, France A. Córdova, is devising strategies to improve the standing of female scientists, who are paid less and promoted less often than men are.
Thomas W. Gilligan will leave the University of Texas at Austin to lead the think tank at Stanford; he will succeed the longtime director John Raisian.
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