STEM Workforce Retention Topic of New Book from Association of Women in Science (AWIS)

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Chicago, IL, February 12, 2014 – Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce: Beyond Best Practices, a new book from the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) that addresses work/life integration and satisfaction issues faced by those in STEM careers, will premiere at the AAAS national conference in Chicago, February 15. The project was funded by the Elsevier Foundation.

Although work/life satisfaction is typically regarded as a women’s issue, Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce: Beyond Best Practices, finds that it is an issue that crosses gender lines. Co-authored by Donna Joyce Dean, Ph.D., an expert on scientific and technical workforce issues, and Janet Bandows Koster, Executive Director of AWIS, the book was developed to provide both academic and private sector STEM work environments with the tools they need to retain their workforce, especially women. Read the full press release.