An article about the many women that Carleton sends on to physical science graduate programs appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education (May 5, 2006). Reporter Robin Wilson spent two days on campus in April exploring why Carleton—with a tiny undergraduate enrollment compared to Big Ten universities—produces more women who go on to earn doctorates in the physicial sciences than do any of those institutions.
"We don't lose women along the BA to PhD pipeline," geology professor Mary Savina ’72 told the Chronicle. "Our women carry on. We show them what real work in the profession is like."
The story also quotes director of institutional research David Davis-Van Atta ’72, geology professor Cameron Davidson, chemistry professor Gretchen Hofmeister ’85, alumni Sarah Greene ’05 (who will enter a geology graduate program at UW-Madison this fall), Joan Ramage ’93 (who teaches earth and environmental sciences at Lehigh University), and Renee Frontiera ’04 (enrolled in the chemistry PhD program at UC-Berkeley), and juniors Erin Addison (Great Falls, Mont.) and Melina Blees (Davis, Calif.).