Women in physics in the United States: Recruitment and retention

Nina Abramzon, Patrice Benson, Edmund Bertschinger, Susan Blessing, Geraldine L. Cochran, Anne Cox, Beth Cunningham, Jessica Galbraith-Frew, Jolene Johnson, Leslie Kerby, Elaine Lalanne, Christine O'Donnell, Sara Petty, Sujatha Sampath, Susan Seestrom, Chandralekha Singh, Cherrill Spencer, Kathryne Sparks Woodle, Sherry Yennello

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Initiatives to increase the number, persistence, and success of women in physics in the United States reach preteen girls through senior women. Programs exist at both the local and national levels. In addition, researchers have investigated issues related to gender equity in physics and physics education. Anecdotal evidence suggests increased media coverage of the underrepresentation of women in science. All of these efforts are motivated and made more effective by the continued collection and presentation of data on the presence, persistence, and promise of women in physics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWomen in Physics
Subtitle of host publication5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
EditorsBeth A. Cunningham, Shohini Ghose, Catherine O'Riordan
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413443
StatePublished - Dec 31 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics - Waterloo, Canada
Duration: Aug 5 2014Aug 8 2014

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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