FIGURE 2 Pathways model.

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women’s Health, AXXS ’99, Achieving XXcellence in Science, Advancing Women’s Contribution to Science through Professional Societies, Marino, “A Pathways Model for Career Progression in Science,” pp. 15-19.

I set up a pathways model for taking people from cradle to grave, using rate constants to describe how we get people through those steps (see Figure 2). But how do we keep people on the pathway and keep them moving forward through that progression? In this presentation I’m going to take each of these steps and talk a little bit about what happens at them in terms of national numbers and women.

Looking at the Numbers7

We send kids into schools and we spend lots of money telling them that they should go into science. When we look at the numbers we see that 52 percent of

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The following material is drawn from: National Institutes of Health, Office of Research on Women’s Health, Bethesda, MD., 1999; AXXS ’99, Achieving XXcellence in Science, Advancing Women’s Contribution to Science through Professional Societies, Marino, “A Pathways Model for Career Progression in Science,” pp. 15-19.



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