Harvard’s president Lawrence Summers stirred up debate when he speculated that woman may face a biological disadvantage compared to men in math and science. A panel discusses why there are relatively few women among the ranks of senior scientists.


  • Kimberlee Shauman Assistant professor of sociology, University of California, Davis and co-author of "Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes"
  • Susan Ganter Executive director, Association for Women in Science
  • Virginia Valian Professor of psychology and linguistics, Hunter College and author of "Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women"
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