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The Board on Women and Minorities falls under the Commission on Education and Human Resources.The first Board meeting was held in 1975. Since then, board members have been charged with examining workplace issues, including educational and professional opportunities, that affect those employed in the atmospheric and related sciences for all segments of the Society, with special emphasis on women, minorities, and the disabled.

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  • There is substantial evidence that attitudes toward gender and work are affected by textbooks and the attitudes of teachers, parents, and other adults
  • By 2010, 1 of every 4 new jobs will be technology oriented. (National Science Foundation)
  • The ratio of boys to girls computer camps is 3:1. While more young men than young women enroll in high school math and science classes, girls who do enroll perform as well as their male classmates. (Women Helping Girls with Choices, Advocacy Press, 1989, p. 13)
  • The National Science Foundation reported that women represented 24% of the science and engineering workforce in 1999.
  • The US Patent and Trademark office reported that percentage of female patentees expanded to 10.3% in 1998, up from less than 3% in the early 80s.
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