EDITORIAL

Why Bother?

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Science  18 Feb 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6019, pp. 821
DOI: 10.1126/science.1203124

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When we mention women in Science and Engineering, it is often about the diminishing numbers, the lower pay, the many difficulties for women, and the personal sacrifices that women necessarily make. Perhaps, by focusing on the negatives, we are unwittingly persuading young women that science and engineering may not be the right careers for them. Why bother to join this profession?