Women's Scientific Achievements Often Overlooked and Undervalued

A new study from Social Studies of Science (published by SAGE) reveals that when men chair committees that select scientific awards recipients, males win the awards more than 95% of the time.

They found that committees that were chaired by men awarded 95.1% of their prizes to men despite the fact that women made up 21% of the nomination pools. While having women on a committee did increase the chances that women were awarded prizes, women made up only 19.5% of the average award committee and male chairs trumped any effect of having women on the committee.

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Yes I would believe this study. I can think of many women scientists in the past that were overlooked.


That's just naming some that came to mind off hand. There are more.


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