By: Rebecca Cerio
Our weekly linkpost, bringing you interesting and informative links on science policy issues buzzing about the internet.
When Scientists Choose Motherhood – As suggested in one of our recent posts, the next big challenge for gender equality in STEM careers may not be at the interview or tenure committee table, but in the conflicts between a successful academic career and raising a family. (by Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci in American Scientist).
White House Touts NSF’s New Family-Friendly Policies - An older article on some of the concrete measures being taken to combat the above issues by the NSF, such as 1-year grant delays, reduced travel requirements, and supplemental awards to keep labs running during family leave. (by Jeffrey Mervis via ScienceInsider)
Their So-Called Journalism - A freelance science journalist describes her frustrating exploits trying to write good science for popular women’s magazines. (by Hillary Rosner via Tooth and Claw on the PLoS Blogs network)
Have an interesting science policy link to share? Let us know in the comments!