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Why Don't U.S. Women Choose Science Careers?
Eileen Pollack was one of the first two women to receive a bachelors in Physics from Yale, but ended up teaching creative writing instead of going on in science. In this interview, Ms. Pollack talks about what happened to her, and why the numbers of U.S. women in math and science have changed very little in the last thirty years. Audio 21:18
Eileen Pollack is professor of creative writing at the University of Michigan and author of the novels BREAKING AND ENTERING and PARADISE, NEW YORK. She recently wrote a piece for the New York Times entitled "Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?" She spoke with Women's Magazine's Kate Raphael.