Women in science

Excerpt of a Q&A posted in the U.S. News & World Report as part of the 2018 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame.  Have you seen the involvement or role of women and minorities in science fields change over the past couple decades? Definitely. I just see a lot more in science generally and … Continue reading Women in science

Intentional equity

Excerpt from my op-ed published in Science magazine.Over a decade ago, when I was chief scientist at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, I spoke at a conference called Women and Science: Celebrating Achievements, Charting Challenges. I lauded women working in astrophysics, government, and science policy in the United States and elsewhere, but said … Continue reading Intentional equity

“As the first female chief scientist at NASA, I learned to be confident in taking a different journey than those before me, and being true to the scientific vision I believed would be best for the future of the space agency. I brought scientists to Headquarters to talk with the NASA Administrator about what was … Continue reading

Women in research in Japan

I had breakfast with a group of Japanese researchers in science and engineering to discuss efforts to promote gender diversity in the U.S. and Japan. We shared experiences and recognized the efforts of early and current champions in Japan.In the photo:Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson, NSF Tokyo Office HeadDr. Yuko Harayama, Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology … Continue reading Women in research in Japan