Closing Remarks

Marye Anne Fox (Moderator)

Chancellor, North Carolina State University

Please join me in thanking our presenters: Dr. Leon Lederman for telling us about simplicity and complexity in learning; Dr. Richard Tapia for describing the importance of mentoring and culture, and of the value of nurturing students; Dr. Marcia Linn for teaching us how to engage in discovery as part of education; Dr. Bill Wulf for telling us about the differential aspirations that influence a young woman 's decision to remain in computer science; Dr. Lilian Wu for illustrating for us how creative and interactive solutions that involve interpersonal relationships can improve women's performance in computer science; Dr. Howard Georgi for recognizing the troubling fact of unconscious gender discrimination, and showing how the emphasis on assertiveness and single-mindedness can influence academic decisions; Dr. Karen Uhlenbeck for demonstrating how private support can enhance the integration of young women into our fields; Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus for telling us how a



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WHO WILL DO THE SCIENCE OF THE FUTURE?: A SYMPOSIUM ON CAREERS OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE Closing Remarks Marye Anne Fox (Moderator) Chancellor, North Carolina State University Please join me in thanking our presenters: Dr. Leon Lederman for telling us about simplicity and complexity in learning; Dr. Richard Tapia for describing the importance of mentoring and culture, and of the value of nurturing students; Dr. Marcia Linn for teaching us how to engage in discovery as part of education; Dr. Bill Wulf for telling us about the differential aspirations that influence a young woman 's decision to remain in computer science; Dr. Lilian Wu for illustrating for us how creative and interactive solutions that involve interpersonal relationships can improve women's performance in computer science; Dr. Howard Georgi for recognizing the troubling fact of unconscious gender discrimination, and showing how the emphasis on assertiveness and single-mindedness can influence academic decisions; Dr. Karen Uhlenbeck for demonstrating how private support can enhance the integration of young women into our fields; Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus for telling us how a

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WHO WILL DO THE SCIENCE OF THE FUTURE?: A SYMPOSIUM ON CAREERS OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE critical mass (that is, number of participants) really can influence academic decisions and how academic leadership is important in these ideas; and finally, M.R.C. Greenwood for telling us about alternate careers and for leadership in the biological sciences. Thanks to you all of you for being here, and thanks to the NAS Council for supporting this symposium.