Female engineers fear setbacks amid pandemic

BALANCING ACT: Valerie Maier Speredelozzi, an associate professor of engineering at the University of Rhode Island, at her home in South Kingstown. She has had to juggle child care with online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. / 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
BALANCING ACT: Valerie Maier Speredelozzi, an associate professor of engineering at the University of Rhode Island, at her home in South Kingstown. She has had to juggle child care with online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. / 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
University of Rhode Island professor Valerie Maier Speredelozzi and her children place sticky notes on their closed bedroom doors with the words “exam in progress” scribbled down, to avoid interruptions. She has one home from college, three in high school and one in elementary school. Four of Maier Speredelozzi’s children are participating in distance learning…

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