Inside Philanthropy explores the “disturbing decline” of female physics and astronomy students who are on the path from students to professionals in those fields, and what the Heising-Simons Foundation is doing to try “to turn around some of these troubling stats in laboratories and academic departments.”
The goal of the Foundation’s women in physics and astronomy grantmaking is to increase the percentage of women in these fields, both in colleges and in academic and research careers in the United States.
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Room for Improvement: A Funder Takes on Gender Disparities in Key Fields of Basic Science
By Tate Williams