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Slide Show AAAS at EuroScience Open Forum, 2004
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Yolanda S. George (right), deputy director for Education & Human Resources at AAAS, organized a EuroScience session titled "More Women PhDs in Science and Engineering in Europe?" Speakers included Johannes Klumpers of the European Commission (left); as well as Teresa Rees, a professor at the U.K.'s Cardiff University; Anders Flodstrom, president, Kungl Tekniska Hogskolan (the Royal Institute of Technology) KTH; and Wanda E. Ward, acting assistant director, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation. Shirley M. Malcom, director of Education & Human Resources at AAAS, served as a discussant before a full room. "How do we encourage undergraduate women to remain in the sciences?" Rees asked. "I feel there is a responsibility for older women scientists to nurture younger ones. Younger women ought to just go and find a mentor, too, and say, `All right, you'll do!' Women tend to wait to be asked before they'll volunteer, and so older women and men scientists must encourage younger women to put themselves forth."