Dr. Mom, My Adventures as a Mommy-Scientist

Discussion of my journey from grad school to postdoc to tenure with two kids, a husband, (and a bit of breast cancer) in tow.

Friday, November 10, 2006

More from MIT neuroscience

As if you needed another reason not to work at MIT...

Now it appears that MIT is admitting that there may have been problems in the recruitment of jr. scientist Alla Karpova, but the commission just can't decide what to do about this. Combine this with the typical fight that women just can't cut it in science and it's no wonder that young girls don't want to go into the field.

Well here's hoping that we can change perceptions and attititudes over the coming years...

1 Comments:

At 3:17 PM , Blogger JF, scientist said...

Didn't MIT put out a big report not so long ago? Must they reinvent the wheel every time?

Back in college, a female prof tried to convince me to go to MIT for grad school. "It's a great school!" she said. "I hated every minute of it, but it's a great school!"

 

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