156th national meeting explores ways to attract a new generation into the field as 6,000 scientists gather in New Orleans.
For the third consecutive year, the association's presidential address will be devoted to the topic. Richard Atkinson, chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, explores a "human resources crisis in science" and asks the questions: "Can It Be Averted? Can It Be Resolved?" Last year, in San Francisco, University of Chicago physicist Walter Massey challenged his colleagues to find ways to attract and retain greater numbers of students, especially minorities,...
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