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NSF Searches for Right Way to Help Women

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Science  21 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5478, pp. 379-381
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5478.379

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is struggling to find a formula to boost careers of women scientists. With targeted programs a political no-no, NSF is betting that letting everyone participate will mean greater progress for women. But its latest moves have divided agency ranks and raised concern among activists.