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Why There Are Still So Few Women In Science

Eileen Pollack, one of the first women to get a degree in physics from Yale, is author of "The Only Woman in the Room." (Michele McDonald)
Eileen Pollack, one of the first women to get a degree in physics from Yale, is author of "The Only Woman in the Room." (Michele McDonald)

Here’s a question for every woman who’s ever loved science but didn’t pursue it as a career: Why? Eileen Pollack has wrestled with that question for most of her life, and she tried to find the answer in her new book, “The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club.” Pollack spoke with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti, originally on Radio Boston.

Book Excerpt: ‘The Only Woman In The Room’

By Eileen Pollack

Excerpted from THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM by Eileen Pollack. Copyright © 2015 by Eileen Pollack. Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press.

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