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'On-ramping' paves the way for women scientists, engineers to return to academia
February 4, 2016
Pursuing scientific or engineering careers in industry, government or private research after getting a Ph.D. used to be considered a one-way ticket out of academia. But new University of Washington research finds numerous benefits--to students, researchers and academic institutions looking to diversify their faculty--in making that return trip easier.
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