About this Event
600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158
Please join Congresswoman Speier for an important panel discussion about sexual harassment in the sciences. In the United States, women earn about half of doctorates in science and engineering, yet they only comprise 21 percent of full science professors, 5 percent of full engineering professors and 28 percent of the overall workforce. Sexual harassment is one of the reasons women are fleeing these fields.
Students enter the sciences to learn about the universe, not about their professors' sex lives. And yet, there have been far too many cases of professors making inappropriate comments to their students, or engaging in unwanted touching. Even worse, universities have failed to stop repeated offenders from driving students from the field and derailing their careers. It's time to change this unacceptable climate of harassment.