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French researcher to describe experiences as woman of science

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 22 - February 29, 1996

As part of Virginia Tech's Women's Month activities, Dominique Martin-Rovet, an internationally noted researcher and science-policy expert, will discuss her experiences as a scientist in France and the international issue of "what it takes to make a successful career for a woman in science."

Martin-Rovet's talk will be March 7 at 4 p.m. in Conference Room G at the Donaldson Brown Center, with a reception following in the center's East Commonwealth Ballroom. The public is invited. The event is sponsored by the College of Engineering and the Women's Research Institute.

Martin-Rovet is the scientific attaché for France's National Center for Scientific Research to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. She trained as a chemical engineer at the National School of Chemistry in Paris and conducted research in France and abroad for 20 years with the French National Research Council and other scientific organizations and laboratories in Europe and the U.S.

In 1986, she began working in the field of scientific international policy and research management, focusing on international cooperation and development of human resources. In 1993, she was a Fulbright fellow and a visiting scholar at Harvard, and in 1994 completed the resulting research project, "The implications of scientific mobility between France and the United States."