The Changing Culture of Science: Bringing It Into Balance Held in Berkeley, California on 21-23 July 1992
CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA CENTER FOR QUANTIZED ELECTRONIC STRUCTURES
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The Conference Changing Culture of Science Bringing it into Balance, held June 21-23, 1992 in Berkeley, California assembled a broad spectrum of people dedicated to science to explore attitudes, practices and policies long woven into the fabric of our working culture of science. This discussion confronted three fears the fear that many people who want to become scientists are being thwarted by the scientific communitys current expectations of what paths must be followed, what choices must be made, as they progress the fear that the scientific community is not interacting with the rest of society in a positive way and the fear that the scientific community cannot accommodate people who do not fit the traditional picture of a scientist without lowering the quality of science. Recommendations were made on how to build an inclusive, heterogeneous scientific community without compromising scientific excellence how the scientific culture can affirm that child raising, elder care, and mentoring of students and colleagues are valued and respected activities how to address the under-representation of women and minorities in administrative and management positions in the scientific community how to make the first year in the scientific community more supportive and welcoming to people from all backgrounds and how to increase interest in and understanding of science among the general population and among all students.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations