There has been a push to extend the Title IX ruling to include science and engineering as well as sports. The efforts in this area are included on this webpage.
"What does Title IX have to do with women in science? Title IX is a mechanism that - when wielded - successfully affects change for women. Americans rightly attribute the Education Amendments of 1972, commonly called Title IX, with the spectacular increase in opportunities for female athletes in schools and colleges, but the law as originally written never mentioned athletics. It stated, 'No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be . . . denied the benefits of . . . any educa
During a Congressional hearing focused on the recruitment and retention of female faculty members in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields Wednesday, witnesses discussed how the federal government can combat the underrepresentation of women through targeted grants and incentives -- and even the creation of a new quasi-governmental agency that would expand the enforcement of Title IX, the landmark 1972 gender equity law, to better encompass academic practices.
This presentation by Jessie DeAro at the 2010 PI meeting describes how Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 outlawing sex discrimination in educational activities receiving federal funds relates to the mission of NSF's ADVANCE program.
This presentation from the 2010 PI meeting includes some of the findings from Mason and Goulden's studies of the impact of family formation on the careers of women STEM faculty and highlights ways that Title IX can provide a lever for change.