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By Sue V. Rosser

This quantity examines significant concerns dealing with winning girls in educational technology. In doing so, Sue Rosser outlines the persisting and moving views of ladies who've accomplished seniority and remained in academia over the last fifteen years via survey information from girls who acquired POWRE awards from the NSF. a few facts means that funds cuts and an expanding reliance on expertise have impacted larger schooling and exacerbated gender matters, yet formerly, little examine has concentrated at once at the lingering results of those changes.

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Some initial respondents had died, according to information found on the Internet; for others, a valid e-mail address could not be found. , total grants awarded are known for each year of FY 1997–2000) – = 0 percent or 0 a The National Science Foundation directorates represented in this study included Biological Sciences (BIO); Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE); Education and Human Resources (EHR); Engineering (ENG); Geosciences (GEO); Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS); and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) b Some directorates included supplemental grants in their total grants awarded c For three FY 1998 respondents and one FY 2000 respondent, the directorate was not evident from the email address d This analysis does not include three respondents from the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) directorate for FYs 1997 and 1998 because the total number of respondents was too small to provide meaningful information.

3 2 REVISITING POWRE AWARDEES AFTER A DECADE: CONTINUING ISSUES . . 8 CISE Because of the low numbers of awardees, the EHR directorate should be carefully interpreted here. Many of the women representing this directorate have other disciplinary training and could be classified in other directorates. We have chosen not to interpret the EHR responses as a result b Sciences; GEO, Geosciences Question 1: What are the most significant issues/challenges/opportunities facing women scientists today as they plan their careers?

51 The tendency of women to be nice and agreeable and not to stand up for issues like pay and promotion equality; the tendency of men to either not notice or not care that women are being paid less and promoted less often; and the willingness of management (men and women alike*) to go along with the convenience of paying lower salaries and not working to help women get promotions. (2012 respondent from 1997 cohort) Rising expectations for tenure-track faculty combined with year to year uncertainty in funding availability exacerbates the lack of flexibility in career trajectory for women who wish to start a family or who need to provide care for elderly family members.

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