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Briefing Date:09/18/2006
Topic:Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Policy and Global Affairs Division
Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy
Committee on Women in Academic Science and Engineering: A Guide to Maximizing Their Potential

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Congressional Briefings
Monday, September 18, 2006
2325 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
and
253 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 3:30 p.m.

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on

Beyond Bias and Barriers:

Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering

by

Donna E. Shalala, Professor of Political Science and President, University of Miami; former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Chair, Committee on Women in Academic Science and Engineering: A Guide to Maximizing Their Potential, Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, Policy and Global Affairs Division, The National Academies

Ana Mari Cauce, Executive Vice Provost, the Earl R. Carlson Professor of Psychology, and Professor of American Ethnic Studies, the University of Washington; and Member, Committee on Women in Academic Science and Engineering: A Guide to Maximizing Their Potential, Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, Policy and Global Affairs Division, The National Academies

and

Maria T. Zuber, E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Member, Committee on Women in Academic Science and Engineering: A Guide to Maximizing Their Potential, Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, Policy and Global Affairs Division, The National Academies

The National Academies, under the oversight of the National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP), has developed a report, Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering. The study committee, chaired by Donna Shalala, President of the University of Miami, has developed findings and recommendations for recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining women scientists and engineers in academe. The report provides specific action points for faculty, department chairs and deans, academic leaders, funding organizations, higher education organizations, scientific and professional societies, journals, and government officials.

These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was released to the public on September 18, 2006 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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