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The Act established the NSF's mission: *To promote the progress of science; *to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; *and to secure the national defense." http://www.nsf.gov/home/about/creation.htm
May 2008: "The problem isn’t that women aren’t making strides in education in the hard sciences. According to a National Science Foundation report in 2006, 46 percent of Ph.D. degrees in the biological sciences are awarded to women (compared with 31 percent two decades ago); 31 percent of the Ph.D. degrees in chemistry go to women, compared with 18 percent 20 years ago."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/15/fashion/15WORK.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Financial Supporter of (past or present) Oyez Project Source Feb 17, 2006 Owned by (partial or full, past or present) US Federal Government - Independent Agencies Organization May 6, 2005 Financial Supporter of (past or present) Prof. Mahzarin Rustum Banaji Ph.D. Person Jun 19, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Erich Bloch Person Apr 4, 2004 Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Dr. Jane Lubchenco Ph.D. Person May 26, 2010 Financial Supporter of (past or present) Prof. Tom Pyszczynski Ph.D. Person Aug 31, 2007 Financial Supporter of (past or present) Prof. Rosemary C. Salomone Esq.,Ph.D,LL.M Person Oct 31, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 21, 2011 Gains, and Drawbacks, for Female Professors
QUOTE: Many female professors say that M.I.T.’s aggressive push to hire more women has created the sense that they are given an unfair advantage..." "To women in my generation, these residual issues can sound small because we see so much progress," said Nancy H. Hopkins, a molecular biologist who instigated the first report. “But they’re not small; they still create an unequal playing field for women — not just at universities, and certainly not just at M.I.T. And they’re harder to change because they are a reflection of where women stand in society."
New York Times May 09, 2010 U-Va. urged to fight subpoena of climate scientist's documents
QUOTE: Academics from across the country are rallying against a subpoena issued by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II seeking documents related to the work of a former University of Virginia climate scientist, even as the university says it is preparing to comply with Cuccinelli's request.
Washington Post Sep 02, 2009 GM crops: Battlefield: Papers suggesting that biotech crops might harm the environment attract a hail of abuse from other scientists. Emily Waltz asks if the critics fight fair.
QUOTE: some scientists say that this activity [attacking papers that criticize genetically modified crops] may be going beyond what is acceptable in scientific discussions, trampling important research questions and stifling debate.
Nature Jul 29, 2009 Unpopular Science
QUOTE: The problem with the decline of science journalism is not just that there is less attention overall to science; it's that the remaining science coverage is less illuminating. Instead, it indulges in a variety of journalistic pathologies that thwart an improved public understanding of science.
Nation May 15, 2008 Diversity Isn’t Rocket Science, Is It? (Life's Work)
QUOTE: “It’s almost a time warp,” said Sylvia Ann Hewlett, the founder of the Center for Work-Life Policy, a nonprofit organization that studies women and work. “All the predatory and demeaning and discriminatory stuff that went on in workplaces 20, 30 years ago is alive and well in these professions.”
New York Times Sep 03, 2006 Economic View: The State of Research Isnt All That Grand
QUOTE: After several years of spending a bit more on research and development, the federal government is cutting back in some areas, after adjusting for inflation. While the government will continue to spend more on developing weapons systems and spacecraft, overall government investment in basic and applied research — the foundation of the nation’s innovative capacity — is in some ways shrinking.
New York Times Oct 24, 2005 Investigators Link Levee Failures to Design Flaws: Three Teams of Engineers Find Weakened Soil, Navigation Canal Contributed to La. Collapses
QUOTE: Investigators now believe the walls collapsed when the soils beneath them became saturated and began to shift under the weight of relatively modest surges from the lake. And newly released documents show that the Corps was aware years ago that a particularly unstable layer of soil lay beneath both floodwalls.
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