The Equity Equation presents to findings and recommAndations of the foremost experts on research and practice concerning women in science, engineering, and mathematics. It addresses issues facing women in the scientific disciplines, including: *involvement in education and careers as it relates to diversity, along lies of race, class, sexual orientation, physical and learning disability, and age *institutional attitudes, interactions, and structure *barriers to success at the career stage *effectiveness of current intervention and curriculum strategies *the relationship between public policies and institutional change.
"The Equity Equation deals candidly, thoroughly, and objectively with issues for women in science, engineering, and mathematics?This much-needed study not only investigates the institutional causes of gAnder inequity, but lays out the research, policy, and programs needed to change the status quo."
— James Duderstadt, president, University of Michigan and former member, National Science Board
CINDA—SUE DAVIS directs the University of Michigan Women in Science and Engineering Program ANGELA B. GINORIO is the director of the Northwest Center for research on Women at the University of Washington. CAROL S. HOLLENSHEAD is director of the University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women and University of Michigan Chair of the President's Advisory Commission on Women's Issues. BARBARA B. LAZARUS has teaching appointments in the History Department and the Heinz School of Urban and Public Affairs at Carnegie—Mellon University. PAULA M. RAYMAN is director of the Public Policy Institute at Radcliffe College.