Filters for Women in Science

@article{Cobb1979FiltersFW,
  title={Filters for Women in Science},
  author={Jewel Plummer Cobb},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1979},
  volume={323}
}
  • J. P. Cobb
  • Published 1 April 1979
  • Education
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
I N A P R I L , 1077. the National Academy of Sciences, America's most prestigious body of science scholars, announced the election of sixty new members whose contributions to scientific research are outstanding. Only four of these were women. In fact, of the total membership of 1,208 of the National Academy of Sciences, only 28 are women. Why are so few women elected to this prestigious academy? What are the reasons behind the fact that women, who constitute 52 percent of the population, make… 

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