The Scientist

Date: November 11, 1996


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"The SCIENTIST... gives you the ability to learn quickly what's happening in disciplines other than your own. It is almost like a compass: It tells you quickly where the world of science is heading."

Catherine Didion, executive director,
Association for Women in Science, Washington, D.C.

When Catherine Didion looks over the 25-year history of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), she likes what she sees: more opportunities for women scientists worldwide and public awareness of the growing importance of science.

"AWIS is devoted to supporting women in science. But we are trying to promote the idea that we want the best scientists in any position, regardless of gender or race," explains Didion. "The more rigorous our science is, the better our nation."

Didion says one of AWIS's proudest accomplishments is its national...

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