SWE continued its endorsement of the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act legislation, which was re-introduced by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) on January 3, 2019.
“The Society of Women Engineers is committed to the advancement of women in engineering, and that means supporting women in science and academia. We are pleased that long-time ally, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, is once again standing up for fairness and decency in the scientific world with the introduction of the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act. A report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine confirmed what women in science have long known—not only is sexual harassment pervasive on the campuses of research institutions, it can be cruelly subtle for women scientists. Better understanding the causes and consequences of sexual harassment and reducing its incidence and impact, as the bill proposes, will support the endeavors of current and future female scientists and create a richer research enterprise in the United States.”
— Karen Horting, Executive Director & CEO of the Society of Women Engineers
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