Graph comparing percent of physical sciences PhDs earned by women in the United States and number of movies featuring a woman as a chemist in five-year intervals from 1920 to 2004

FIGURE 6-6Women chemists in the movies

Number of movies featuring a woman as a chemist versus percentage of physical sciences Ph.D.s earned by women in the United States.

SOURCE: Mark Griep, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

From: 6, Chemistry in Video, in Movies, and on the Radio

Cover of Chemistry in Primetime and Online
Chemistry in Primetime and Online: Communicating Chemistry in Informal Environments: Workshop Summary.
National Research Council (US) Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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