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INVESTING IN SCIENCE

What the Fiscal Showdown Means for Science

The coming austerity crisis could set us back years in science research if lawmakers don’t come together to protect this critical long-term investment in economic growth. Here’s an overview of where cuts will hurt the most.

WOMEN IN STEM

Closing the Pay Gap in STEM Fields

Fewer women than men choose science and engineering majors in college and fewer of those who do enter technical careers upon graduation. And those women who do enter technical careers are paid less on average than men. But a new study suggests it doesn’t have to be this way.