ERIC Number: ED218363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Growing Opportunities for Women in Mathematics and the Sciences. Conference Proceedings (1st, New York, NY, February 28, 1981).
Edmundson, Lorna Duphiney, Ed.; Seaman, Eleanor Ekblade, Ed.
This report presents the proceedings of a conference on career opportunities for women in mathematics and the sciences. In keynote remarks, Eloise Clark discusses how the recently passed National Science Foundation Authorization Bill for 1981 provides for the participation of women, minorities, and the handicapped in science, and outlines some of the problems that might be expected in implementing the legislation. Dr. Clark furthermore discusses future challenges to science and technology that will be posed primarily by financial support considerations. Anne Briscoe emphasizes that in the struggle for equal employment opportunities, women and other minority groups must work together rather than compete with one another. Jonathan Cole discusses the issues involved in combining career with marriage, the community role in recognizing equal opportunities for women, and Federal support for women's participation in science. Francine Essien describes the factors that might influence women's decisions to mix a science career with family responsibilities. Lilli Hornig describes some measures women might take to maintain and improve progress toward women's participation in science. Finally, Eileen Poiani discusses the improving current status of women in mathematics and future career prospects for women mathematicians. (MJL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY.
Note: Support also came from Conoco, Inc. Conference sponsored by Womanspace (Columbia University).