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Rosalind Franklin Society 2014 Board Meeting

The Rosalind Franklin Society Presents...

Video Presentations of Eminent Scientists, Policy Makers and Journalists Sharing their Research and Thoughts on the Challenges Facing Today's Women in science.

The Rosalind Franklin Society is pleased to share video presentations of speakers from our Board Meeting, held December 17-18 at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC. These videos feature top scientists, policy makers, and journalists discussing their work, personal stories, and perceptions about the challenges facing today's women working in science.

We hope these presentations will be viewed and shared to help raise awareness and sound a call to action to advocate for recognition of the contributions made by women scientists today. Most of all, we hope these videos will educate younger students and post-docs about the wide range of career opportunities that exist in for them as well as to provide tangible role models and inspiration to pursue their dreams.

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is Gearing Up to Boost Women in Science

The director of the National Science Foundation, France A. Córdova, is devising strategies to improve the standing of female scientists, who are paid less and promoted less often than men are, make up a smaller percentage of invited speakers at scientific conferences, win fewer grants, and have higher rates of career attrition than do their male counterparts.


Read the article and see the video here


Recent News:

Congratulations to Dr. Debbie S. Yaver, the first recipient of the BIO Rosalind Franklin Award! To read the full interview published in the February 2015 issue of Industrial Biotechnology, click here.


The Rosalind Franklin Society is an honorific, interdisciplinary, and international society which recognizes, fosters, and advances the important contributions of women in the life sciences and affiliated disciplines. In so doing, the Society honors the under-recognized achievements of the late Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), a British x-ray crystallographer whose work producing x-ray images of DNA was crucial in the discovery of its structure by James Watson and Francis Crick. Franklin symbolizes progress for women in science but her accomplishments were not recognized during her lifetime, awarded posthumously, nor are they completely acknowledged today. To celebrate the life, work, and symbolic power of this remarkable heroine in science, the Society recognizes the work of outstanding women scientists, fosters greater opportunities for women in the sciences, and motivates and educates by examples young generations of women who have this calling.

The Rosalind Franklin Society is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3)

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