Unprecedented Nobel Prize Combo May Bode Well for Women in Sciences

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By Jorge L. Ortiz, USA Today

"A number of chemistry enthusiasts in the United States got up in the wee hours Wednesday and celebrated the news out of Sweden that two American scientists – including a woman – were among the three winners of the Nobel Prize for chemistry.

The previous day, a Canadian university professor had become the first woman in 55 years to claim the award in physics, making for an unprecedented combination. Never before had women earned the Nobel Prize in those categories in the same year..."

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The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.