July Meeting

Jazz Dickinson will lead our discussion on Monday, July 7th from 5:30PM-6:30PM in Venable 2204. Our discussion will be based on a recently published article which finds that male faculty hire fewer women graduate students and post-docs than female faculty members (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/06/25/1403334111). In addition, the researchers found that “elite” male faculty, such as those who have won major career awards, train significantly fewer women than other male faculty.

Firgure 3C

The percentage of female postdocs employed in different laboratory types subdivided by the gender of the PI is displayed. ***P < 0.0005 (Fisher exact test).  (Sheltzer and Smith, PNAS)

At the July WISE meeting, we will discuss the potential reasons for this hiring discrepancy, the implications for women scientists, and ways to address this problem.





Article: “Elite male faculty in the life sciences employ fewer women” by Jason M. Sheltzer and Joan C. Smith (PNAS, 2014).

Monday, July 7, 2014     |     5:30PM-6:30PM     |     Venable 2204