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Editor's Buzz - Oct 24/08

Women Scientists Speak Out! Combining a career in science with motherhood? Think youre alone? Think again. provides an online community to discuss issues of motherhood in science.

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According to their “About the Project” page, began as a single post to a list serve with an excerpt and link to a New York Times article about the illusion of combining motherhood and career. It quickly became a forum for discussion of the difficulties (and joys) of juggling job and family. The project eventually led to the book, Motherhood, The Elephant in the Laboratory: women scientists speak out published by Cornell University Press in May of this year. It is a collection of essays about science and motherhood written by 34 women scientists.

If this speaks to your situation, I suggest you check out both the book and the website. Let me know what you think.

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Pam Ahlberg
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