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-

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