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Regent's Lecture, February 11
The Unfinished Agenda: Women in Science and Engineering

Elga Wasserman recently published a book, “The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science”, based on her interviews with women members of the National Academy of Sciences.

According to noted author Elga Wasserman, during the past 25 years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women earning advanced degrees in science and engineering and in the proportion of women holding entry level positions in these fields. Despite such progress, women remain scarce at the senior ranks in these disciplines in both industry and academia. Wasserman will speak on possible causes for this imbalance and suggest steps that institutions and individual women can take in order to remove the internal as well as external barriers that continue to hamper the advancement of women scientists and engineers.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held February 11 at 6 p.m. at the Copley International Conference Center on the UCSD campus.