Graduate Women at Berkeley and Women in Science

Anne MacLachlan has worked for many years researching the experience of women and underrepresented minorities in doctoral education at Berkeley and their career paths with a focus on those in STEM fields. Her project for 150W is to write the history of women in doctoral education from the first Ph.D. granted to a woman at Berkeley in 1898 and place Berkeley development in the context of graduate education at Berkeley and in the US. She completed one of the first comprehensive placement studies of a Research University in the United States working with the Graduate Division and UCOP (1992) and documented the experience of women and minorities in two studies:

1. Graduate Education: The Experience of Women and Minorities 1980-1989 (1990)

2. A Longitudinal Study of Minority Ph.D.s from 1980-1990: Progress and Outcomes in Science and Engineering at the University of California during Graduate School and Professional Life sponsored by the Spencer Foundation (2006)

This resulted in several papers specifically on women generally in STEM, women of color in STEM and the experience of graduate students of color in STEM available on her home page and listed at the end of this report.