February 23rd, 2007

Stress of Science, Science of Stress

I am scheduled to give a seminar in 2 weeks on a topic that I have less familiarity with than I’d like. The people from whom I am supposed to get a crucial data set for the talk aren’t returning my calls. My backup plan has been scooped by a seminar in the same series … read more

November 20th, 2006

Does Science Promote Women?

A few months back I tracked down some statistics on gender ratios in science and engineering departments . I knew things were skewed, but even so, I found the data surprising: men outnumber women in tenured and tenure-track S&E positions by more than 3 to 1. There has been a good deal of recent effort … read more