At Under the Microscope, Tunisia Riley speaks with Emily Monosson, who wrote 2008's Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory, about how things have changed for women, especially mothers, in the laboratory during the last decade. "In the past it was more limited to traditional, full time research careers," Monosson says, adding that now there are more part-time and non-tenure-track careers. "It also seems the more opportunities there are for women to combine science with family life, the more women will stick with sciences." For the next 10 years, Monosson says that fathers, too, will call for better daycare and flexible schedules.
Doing It All
Dec 25, 2009