that future work in this area examine the conditions that enable women to contribute the most to science, ... [recommending] the early encouragement of boys and girls in scientific activities, a review of hiring and tenure rules, and the continuation of the data base on women Ph.D.s in science."
Lilli S. Hornig "recommended that a new committee [on women in science and engineering] develop a strong policy focus [and that] the Academy should also consider making public statements about these issues."
At the same meeting, other suggestions focused on players, policy issues, studies, structure, and priorities:
There should be a "high-level statement on the part of the Academy regarding women in science and engineering concerns," continued attention to career advancement issues, and consideration of the impact of teacher preparation.
Career advancement is a critical issue.
The new committee "should focus on practical, policy-oriented, comparative research, coupled with dissemination to policy makers. ... The committee and its funding should be organized around issues: access, advancement, effects of technological changes on women, and data maintenance and acquisition."
Committee "membership should include representatives from the following categories: (1) senior people who make science policy decisions, (2) personnel directors from industry, (3) academe, (4) sophisticated social scientists, (5) research directors in institutions, (6) statisticians, (7) government, and (8) media."
The committee should have two roles: "(a) research and infor-