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Embargo on study of how to retain women engineering students lifted early after break

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The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo early Friday on a paper, after a news outlet broke it three days before it was scheduled to lift.

From an email sent to the journal’s media list Friday:

PNAS is lifting the embargo on the following manuscript. All other manuscripts are under the scheduled embargo of Monday, May 22, 3 pm US ET.

*   Female mentoring in engineering

Researchers report that female mentors early in college might influence the retention rate of women in engineering programs. The fields of science and engineering often fail to attract and retain women students. Tara Dennehy and Nilanjana Dasgupta conducted a two-year field experiment testing the effect of peer mentoring on the academic experiences of women engineering students.

PNAS tells Embargo Watch:

A story was published in the outlet “Magazine Click” ahead of the scheduled embargo. We are investigating the circumstances.

The paper does not appear to be available online yet.


Written by Ivan Oransky

May 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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