Monday, April 25, 2011

Science as a career choice.

By way of a Slashdot posting, I came across an interesting article. Why aren't there more women in science?
To summarize it for you, the key point is that women are smarter than men when it comes to listening to their elders and choosing a career. The article discusses what work in science looks like in the real world, and I can't argue with it, it is pretty much spot on, having followed a similar career trajectory to what was described. I'm lucky in that I got out during my first post-doc, rather than waiting until I was denied tenure for the second time.

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