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Workshop Seeks to Lure Women Researchers From Industry to Academia


April 21, 2009

education graphic Experienced women researchers in the private sector are invited to apply for a workshop that will offer support to women who are considering making the jump to academia. Recruiting women from industry is a new approach that seeks to boost the number of women in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics departments. Full Story

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