Good News (fwd)

AnneM (
Thu, 21 May 1998 10:28:07 -0400

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Subject: Good News (fwd)
From: Women In Science and Engineering NETwork <WISENET@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
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Date: 5/21/98 9:36

Samantha Wright
Research Associate
Dept. of Industrial Engineering
North Carolina A&T State Univ.
Greensboro, NC 27411
(910) 334-7780 x29
(910) 334-7729 fax

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Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 15:40:37 -0500
From: Jane Zimmer Daniels <jdaniels@ECN.PURDUE.EDU>
To: Multiple recipients of list WEPAN-L <WEPAN-L@VM.CC.PURDUE.EDU>
Subject: Good News


The House Science Committee May 13 unanimously approved H.R. 3007, calling
for the creation of a Commission on the Advancement of Women in Science,
Engineering, and Technology, to determine why women are under-represented
in the science and engineering workforce, and examine practices that have
been successful in recruiting women. The bill's sponsor, Congresswoman
Connie Morella (R-MD), identified ASME and other engineering societies as
supporters of the bill in her opening statement. Morella noted that while
women represented 50 percent of all workers, they composed roughly 22
percent of the science and engineering workforce. In the field of
engineering, the percentage is under 10 percent. In March of this year,
Monica Moman- Saunders, a member of ASME's Board on Minorities and Women,
was part of a distinguished panel that testified in support of the bill
before the House Science Committee.

for more:
* ASME Position Statement in support of H.R. 3007:
* Thomas Legislative Information:

Dr. Jane Zimmer Daniels, Director phone: (765) 494-3889
Women in Engineering Programs fax: (765) 494-5819
1286 ENAD Bldg., Rm 201
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1286

visit the Purdue, Women in Engineering Program Web Page

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