Book Launch | Pathways, Potholes, and the Persistence of Women in Science: Reconsidering the Pipeline

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
S330 Life Sciences Laboratories | UMass Amherst
Please join us in discussing important questions about the enablers and obstacles for women in science as we celebrate the release of Pathways, Potholes, and the Persistence of Women in Science: Reconsidering the Pipeline. Edited by UMass Amherst Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor for Diversity and Excellence Dr. Enobong (Anna) Branch, this timely volume features the work of 21 leading scholars, including ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, on the fields of gender and STEM.

MIT Press Publishes Revised Science and Technology Studies Handbook, Co-edited by ISSR Director Smith-Doerr

STS Handbook, 4th Edition (MIT Press)

ISSR is proud to announce the long-awaited publication of an important new resource for scholars of science and technology in society (STS). The fourth edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press) curates the most important areas of STS research--situating cutting-edge scholarship in the context of the field's evolution since the late 1970s. Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of ISSR, is one of the editors of the new Handbook. 

Data Available: First Wave of Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (PATH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the availability of public-use files (PUF) for the questionnaire data from the first wave of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. The PATH Study PUF are downloadable from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

ISSR shapes call for social science in food security efforts

The UMass scholars leading the World Wide University Network's Climate-Resilient Open Partnership for Food Security  (CROP-FS) project have published correspondence in the current issue of Nature calling for early and intentional integration of social science in food security effortsISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr serves on the CROP-FS leadership team, where she and Sociology Doctoral student Timothy Sacco have been instrumental in bringing social science insights to highlight the social processes and institutions underlying scientific collaborations for food security.

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