Monday, September 22, 2008

Are you a woman who has left the academic science pipeline?

Shelly Heller, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Mt. Vernon Campus of The George Washington University, has a request for participants in a study about women scientists who have left the academic career pipeline:

In an effort to understand the pipeline of women professors in science and Engineering we are conducting a NSF-sponsored survey on women in career breaks (voluntary or not). We are starting to interview such women to help us determine better ways for such people to be reintegrated into the pipeline. Of course, replies will be aggregated and no names will be attached to specific replies.

We are trying to reach as many women as we can. Are you such a woman? Do you know of any such women (must have PhD in science/engineering/ math/social science)?
We have a few criteria:
  • PhD attained: yes or no ( we are seeking those who have completed their degrees)
  • Interest in academic employment: yes or no
  • Any employment post-PhD: yes or no -
  • Years in career break: less than 5
Please contact Shelly Heller at wlp (at) gwu (dot) edu
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