Mary Frank Fox, ADVANCE professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, was featured in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, May 11, article, “Science, Technology, and Gender: A Sociologist’s Quest for Equality.” The School of Public Policy is part of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
“As a child I attended meetings and events. I was little and saw and heard my mother with the courage of her convictions,” said Fox.
In high school, with tools from the public library and encouragement from a social sciences teacher in Plymouth, Michigan, Fox designed and completed a study of gender and opportunity for high school students.
“I had a finding: That the status of the students in the school and their families corresponded more closely for girls than for boys. Boys, it appeared, had some independent avenues. They could become socially mobile through athletics. That wasn’t available to girls at the time.
This then opened a world of inquiry for me,” she said.
For the full article, visit the American Association for the Advancement of Science website.