For its August issue, Marie Claire spoke with MIT Professor Hazel Sive about the sexism among science and engineering faculty that scarred the school's past, some of the stereotypes female scientists face, as well as her personal advice for women who would like to pursue academic research careers. (The article appears on page 87 of the magazine; we will include a link when the article is live on the Web site.) Sive tells Marie Claire that when she arrived at MIT 29 years ago, female faculty were not only paid less, they were given less lab space.

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