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Challenges and opportunities for women in science

Nature Reviews Chemistry volume 1, Article number: 0042 (2017) | Download Citation

Although there is a keen awareness of the gender gap in the physical sciences, a healthy female representation has yet to be achieved. This article offers some possible explanations, in addition to strategies to more rapidly achieve gender balance in the physical sciences.

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The author thanks B. Cave and D. McDowell for useful comments, edits and discussions. This material was developed while serving at the US National Science Foundation.

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  1. Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA.

    • Angela K. Wilson


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