women, minorities and Science

A.J. Warneka ajwarnek at hamlet.uncg.edu
Mon Apr 8 11:44:39 EST 1996

As a matter of fact; although I haven't read the article that you speak 
of; however, if the level of education of a person's parents is an 
indication of how well a person will do in their own is true, then I am 
certainly an exception to that rule.

My mother never got past high school, and my father has never gotten past 
the eight grade.  Yet, my older sister is a B.A. graduate, and I am well 
into my B.S. degree program to get into medical school, hopefully to 
become an M.D. in genetics.  On top of all that, I am a woman, prior 
military, ex-computer programmer/systems analyst/network administrator 
specialist.  I seem to be hitting all the wrong places, and doing quite 
well, considering I am also 30 years old and on my second career choice.

I suppose the old saying goes..."to every rule, there is always an 
exception."  Feel free to reply.

Amy J. Warneka
UNC-G Pre-med/Biology major
ajwarnek at hamlet.uncg.edu

On 5 Apr 1996, Julia Frugoli wrote:

> Date: 5 APR 1996 11:06:26 -0800 
> From: Julia Frugoli <JFRUGOLI at BIO.TAMU.EDU>
> Newgroups: bionet.women-in-bio
> Subject: women, minorities and Science 
> 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
> 409-845-0663
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