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Science  21 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5610, pp. 1159
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5610.1159d

Women outnumber men in some scientific fields, such as psychology, but they lag far behind in physics and computer science. This diverse collection of annotated links is aimed at women scientists and those considering scientific and technical careers. Collected by a professor who studies women in information technology, the offerings range from advice on searching for an academic job to historical accounts of women mathematicians to mentoring projects.

The site also leads to a number of online reports that probe the reasons for the lack of women in technical fields. A 1998 survey of Irish college women, for instance, found that they turned away from computer science in part because they found it “machine-focused, boring, and unsociable.”

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