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Support for this project was provided by the National Academies; the National Institutes of Health Office for Research on Women’s Health under Contract 1-OD-4-2137, Task Order 166; Eli Lilly Company; the National Science Foundation award SBE-0536999; and the Ford Foundation. Eli Lilly funds were used only to support project research. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.
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Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering (U.S.)
Beyond bias and barriers : fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering / Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-10042-7 (hardback)
ISBN-10: 0-309-10042-9 (hardback)
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-65454-8 (pdf)
ISBN-10: 0-309-65454-8 (pdf)
1. Women in science—United States. 2. Women in engineering—United States. 3. Science—Study and teaching—United States. 4. Engineering—Study and teaching— United States. 5. Women—Education—United States. 6. Vocational interests—United States. I. Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.) II. Title.
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