women, minorities and Science

Fri Apr 5 14:06:26 EST 1996

The latest issue of Science has a whole section on diversity in science, 
which has some interesting articles relavent to what's been discussed 
here the last few weeks.  In response to Mr. Chan, there's a nice 
article on why Computer Science is chilly to women and minorities, and 
there's little boxed insert on a factor we in the US don't like to talk 
about that may be more important than race or gender-social class.  
According to one researcher, the level of education of a person's 
parents is the best predictor of academic success. I can think of many 
exceptions off the bat, but that doesn't mean as a general rule it isn't 
true. Thoughts?
Julia Frugoli
Dartmouth College

visiting grad student at
Texas A&M University
Department of Biological Sciences
College Station, TX 77843
FAX 409-847-8805

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