Sunday, September 9, 2007

Science, She Wrote

This is cool: At Rutgers, the Office of Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics has created a Girl Geeks / My Story website, where female faculty get personal and fess up about why they became scientists. The pic is of a young Joanna Burger, now a professor in the Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience, pictured with a gull chick. Aw.

Keep an eye out for girl geek Debby Carr's story, which I believe be up there soon. Debby is a sociologist and a friend of mine from my Madison days. Her first "crossover" book comes out this spring. It's about generational conflict among mothers and daughters who make different choices around careers, kids, and, well, life, and when the time comes, I'll blog bout it here! As may Debby, too.

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