Confronting sexual harassment in chemistry | September 18, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 37 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 37 | pp. 28-37
Issue Date: September 18, 2017

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Confronting sexual harassment in chemistry

Awareness is growing among academic departments and scientific societies about the potential damage to individuals and the discipline
Department: Career & Employment
Keywords: Women in science, Diversity, Education, Postdocs, Graduate school, Careers, Policy, Misconduct, Ethics, Sexual harassment, Sexual misconduct

It started innocently enough. He was a prominent chemistry professor at a major research university, and she was eager to make a good impression. “I was a pretty insecure grad student in my early years, and the fact that he was paying attention to me and interested in my work and how I was doing in his class was kind of flattering,” says Tara (not her real name).

The professor was not . . .

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