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Engineers Marginalized, MIT Report Concludes

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Science  22 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5563, pp. 2192
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5563.2192a

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BOSTON-- A 1999 report that documented the plight of female researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sparked a heated national debate about the need to improve the status of women scientists in academia. Now a new study of MIT's School of Engineering cites a host of similar barriers, leaving dean Thomas Magnanti to conclude that "MIT is not a hospitable environment" for many women.

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