Volume 87 Issue 46 | pp. 37-38
Issue Date: November 16, 2009

Exploring The 'Double Bind'

Symposium explores contributions of race, ethnicity, and gender to science’s demographics
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Women in Chemistry
Keywords: Women of Color, Race, Gender, STEM

Despite three decades of academic, industrial, and governmental efforts aimed at attracting and retaining African American, Native American, and Hispanic women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), they remain underrepresented relative to their populations in receiving Ph.D. degrees and advancing to senior positions in their careers. And Asian women, while not underrepresented in STEM education and employment, are not often found in leadership positions in STEM fields.

The plight of these women of color . . .

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