The prospects for women who are scientists and engineers at major research universities have improved, although women continue to face inequalities in salary and access to some other resources, reports the New York Times. In recent years "men and women faculty in science, engineering, and mathematics have enjoyed comparable opportunities," a panel of the National Research Council concludes in a new report. It found that women who applied for university jobs, and then promotion and tenure, were at least as likely to succeed as men. But compared with their numbers among new Ph.D.s, women are still underrepresented in applicant pools,...

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