Preparing for the future
The New Frontiers 3 draft AO includes the following text:
“2.2 New Frontiers Program Goals and Objectives
• Expansion of the pool of well-qualified Principal Investigators and Program
Managers for implementation of future missions in Discovery and other programs,
through current involvement as Co-Investigators and other team members;”
Recent numbers show that the small planetary programs at NASA are no more than 15% female, even at the Co-I level. The question I have is this … if women aren’t getting on Co-I teams, how are they going to possibly become PI later in their careers?