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Women in Science

Women in Science
  • Author : Rachel Ignotofsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-26
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9781607749776
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Summary : It’s a scientific fact: Women rock! A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more! — BrainPickings - Best Science Books of the Year

Japanese Women in Science and Engineering

Japanese Women in Science and Engineering
  • Author : Naonori Kodate,Kashiko Kodate
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-30
  • Total pages :158
  • ISBN : 9781317595052
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Summary : The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what measures the government, universities and research institutes are taking to address this issue. This book sheds light on historical developments and the current gender equality situation in Japan, through the lens of women in STEM. It shows how a policy of gender equality in science and engineering has been introduced through the coordinated efforts of academia, scientific societies and the government, and how this has led to a slow but steady increase in female representation. The book draws on extensive data including interviews with government officials, scientists and educators in Japan to provide a revealing case study on how the underrepresentation of women in the fields of science, technology and engineering has been approached and dealt with by a national government. It heralds a new era for female scientists, by showcasing several programmes undertaken by government, universities and national research institutions to support multiple career paths for and the progression of female scientists in Japan. Tracing the historical development of Japan’s policies towards women in science and education, this book will be welcomed by students and scholars interested in Japanese studies, comparative social policy, gender studies, employment and the history of science and technology.

Women in Science

Women in Science
  • Author : Rachel Ignotofsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-03-07
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781607749813
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Women in Science

Women in Science
  • Author : Ruth Watts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-13
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781134526505
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Summary : The first book of its kind to provide a full and comprehensive historical grounding of the contemporary issues of gender and women in science. Women in Science includes a detailed survey of the history behind the popular subject and engages the reader with a theoretical and informed understanding with significant issues like science and race, gender and technology and masculinity. It moves beyond the historical work on women and science by avoiding focusing on individual women scientists.

Advancing Women in Science

Advancing Women in Science
  • Author : Willie Pearson, Jr.,Lisa M. Frehill,Connie L. McNeely
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04-23
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 9783319086293
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Summary : Many countries have implemented policies to increase the number and quality of scientific researchers as a means to foster innovation and spur economic development and progress. To that end, grounded in a view of women as a rich, yet underutilized knowledge and labor resource, a great deal of recent attention has focused on encouraging women to pursue education and careers in science — even in countries with longstanding dominant patriarchal regimes. Yet, overall, science remains an area in which girls and women are persistently disadvantaged. This book addresses that situation. It bridges the gap between individual- and societal-level perspectives on women in science in a search for systematic solutions to the challenge of building an inclusive and productive scientific workforce capable of creating the innovation needed for economic growth and societal wellbeing. This book examines both the role of gender as an organizing principle of social life and the relative position of women scientists within national and international labor markets. Weaving together and engaging research on globalization, the social organization of science, and gendered societal relations as key social forces, this book addresses critical issues affecting women’s contributions and participation in science. Also, while considering women’s representation in science as a whole, examinations of women in the chemical sciences, computing, mathematics and statistics are offered as examples to provide insights into how differing disciplinary cultures, functional tasks and socio-historical conditions can affect the advancement of women in science relative to important variations in educational and occupational realities. Edited by three social scientists recognized for their expertise in science and technology policy, education, workforce participation, and stratification, this book includes contributions from an intellectually diverse group of international scholars and analysts and features compelling cases and initiatives from around the world, with implications for research, industry practice, education and policy development.

Super Women in Science

Super Women in Science
  • Author : Kelly Di Domenico
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-01-01
  • Total pages :102
  • ISBN : 0613804333
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Summary : For use in schools and libraries only. Presents the lives and accomplishments of noted women scientists from ancient Alexandria to outer space, including leading figures in paleontology, physics, ecology, and the study of DNA and orangutans, and details some of the difficulties they had to overcome.

Women in Science

Women in Science
  • Author : Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 026265038X
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Summary : From the ancient Greek physician Agamede to physicist and chemist Marie Curie, in descriptions ranging from a single paragraph to several pages, Women in Science profiles 186 women who as patronesses, translators, popularizers, collectors, illustrators, inventors, and active researchers, made significant contributions to science before 1910. It adds a new dimension to the history of science by rescuing from obscurity the many women who overcame significant cultural barriers to pursue scientific objectives. Was Marie Curie the only woman in science? This question, asked by a college student trying to write an essay on women in science, planted a seed that grew over a decade of research into this informative and accessible biographical dictionary and bibliography. At the heart of this biographical dictionary are profiles of 186 women whose work is representative of the participation of women in the science of their time and culture. Despite the increasing attention devoted to women's history in recent years, our knowledge of many of these women is still meager, and the book will serve as much as a guide to future research as a resource for historians, librarians, students, and the general public. The book opens with a substantial essay relating the general state of science and philosophical ideas about the role of women in society to the actual participation of women in science over the past two and a half millennia. The classified, annotated bibliography that completes the book can be used as a general research tool as well as a source of information about the particular women whose lives are sketched in this work. The entries provide basic information on their subjects, are referenced to primary sources and other materials in the bibliography, and share an easily flowing narrative style. Beyond that, the length, approach, and focus of the entries have been allowed to vary within an appropriate range to suit the particular women whose lives they recount and whose achievements they evaluate.

Woman in Science

Woman in Science
  • Author : John Augustine Zahm
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-12-03
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9783732617036
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Summary : With an introduction on woman ́s long struggle for things of the mind.

Women in Science

Women in Science
  • Author : Vivian Gornick
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :172
  • ISBN : UOM:39076001517759
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Summary : Through interviews with women scientists from a variety of disciplines, this book explores the world of scientific research, identifying the obstacles women have had to surmount and tracing their contributions to the demystification of scientific work

Women in Science and Technology

Women in Science and Technology
  • Author : Namrata Gupta
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11-11
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9789353287498
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Summary : Women in Science and Technology: Confronting Inequalities comprehensively explores women’s status in the Science and Technology (S&T) domain by rigorously analysing and interpreting extensive recent information on major areas such as engineering, medicine, physical sciences, biosciences and mathematics. The book forcefully demonstrates that gender-based differences and expectations play the determining role in limiting women’s participation in S&T. These exist in various forms, from making subject choices in school and opting for specific disciplines in college to embracing specific career avenues such as scientific research. This book shows how the construction of gendered identities is perpetuated through a masculine culture in the informal environment of elite educational institutes and in major S&T workplaces such as academia and research laboratories, which serve together to exclude women from peer groups and opportunities for advancement. The book makes substantive recommendations for policy measures on college admissions, improvement of institutional and organizational environments, and recruitment and capacity building for women in S&T. It calls for substantially reducing the myriad societal and familial barriers through cooperation and understanding.

Women in Science

Women in Science
  • Author : Sue Bradford Edwards
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-15
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9781680774887
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Summary : This book introduces readers to dozens of women who have made groundbreaking contributions in chemistry, biology, mathematics, medicine, and many other scientific fields. Features include essential facts, a timeline, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index.

Inferior

Inferior
  • Author : Angela Saini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :213
  • ISBN : 9780807071700
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Summary : For hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subservient. Science has continued to tell us that men and women are fundamentally different. But a huge wave of research is now revealing that women are as strong, powerful, strategic, and smart as anyone else. Saini takes readers on a journey to uncover science's failure to understand women and to show how women's bodies and minds are finally being rediscovered.

Success Strategies for Women in Science

Success Strategies for Women in Science
  • Author : Peggy A. Pritchard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-04-28
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0080455654
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Summary : Success Strategies for Women in Science: A Portable Mentor focuses on a wealth of knowledge and years of experience of successful female scientists from industry, government, research institutes, and academe. This book, through practical advice and real-life stories, presents what knowledge and skills are needed to make the transition from trainee to scientist that, if practiced, will help beginners become successful. This book, in particular, describes the essential skills required of every researcher, such as networking, communicating, coping with the demands of a research career, time management, and the most difficult of skills, saying ""no"" to excessive demands on time. This text also explores the issues relating to career development and the importance of the examination of alternate career paths. While much of the advice in this mentoring manual is aimed at women new in their careers, experienced readers will also find the book of value. This material will fill the gap and help women to pursue excellence and achieve success in their chosen scientific careers. * Details skills complementing scientific training and expertise that are proven to enhance potential for success, including networking and mental toughness * Provides insights into balancing professional and personal responsibilities * Written by outstanding female scienctists representing diverse scientific backgrounds and interests * Offers pracical advice and real-life stories that address currrent issues and concerns * A professional resource with international perspective

Headstrong

Headstrong
  • Author : Rachel Swaby
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04-07
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780553446807
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Summary : Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest female scientists. “Rachel Swaby’s no-nonsense and needed Headstrong dynamically profiles historically overlooked female visionaries in science, technology, engineering, and math.”—Elle In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children.” It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary—and consequent outcry—prompted were, Who are the role models for today’s female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light? Headstrong delivers a powerful, global, and engaging response. Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known. This fascinating tour reveals 52 women at their best—while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats.

Successful Women Ceramic and Glass Scientists and Engineers

Successful Women Ceramic and Glass Scientists and Engineers
  • Author : Lynnette Madsen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-15
  • Total pages :640
  • ISBN : 9781118733714
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Summary : Presents a diverse perspective of successful, inspirational and progressive women in science and engineering Women of today from 29 countries provide overviews of their successful careers, the challenges they faced, and offer advice. They have lived in the same era, and perhaps also the same environment as you. Successful Women Ceramic and Glass Scientists and Engineers: 100 Inspirational Profiles features women born in the 1920’s to 1970’s. Reflecting a diversity of backgrounds and different sectors of the workforce, their profiles include: ̶- Affiliation, points of contact, accomplishments (most-cited publication, most prestigious recognitions/awards, etc.), personal insight on her best career moment ̶ Brief biography, highlights of her successes, images from her career ̶ Personal commentary on her own career and pointers for younger scientists building careers This book provides novelty, inspiration, motivation and a bright perspective for the next generation of scientists and engineers seeking exciting and fulfilling careers. This book will be invaluable to mentors/professors, students and prospective students in science and engineering, scholars of gender studies, and scientific and engineering societies and organizations. “Lynnette Madsen has done a great service in writing this book, not just for women, but for society at large, because in the twenty-first century, we can no longer underutilize or ignore that half of the best." ̶ Rita Colwell, Director, United States National Science Foundation 1998-2004, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health "The book shows that opportunities in science exist in many countries around the world. Reading about the ways that took those women to their current positions is an exciting adventure." ̶ Yury Gogotsi, Professor, Drexel University "In addition to chronicling careers of great scientists, this book presents an array of career paths to young women and men -- a must read." ̶ Dr. Rainer Waser, Professor, Aachen University, Germany “It is inspiring to see that the successful women highlighted in this work are approaching life with courage and joy; they are changing paradigms and serving as voices for young girls. They are passionate about making a difference and breaking barriers; they are classy and fabulous." ̶ Dr. Olivia Graeve, Professor, University of California, San Diego

Science and the Construction of Women (RLE Feminist Theory)

Science and the Construction of Women (RLE Feminist Theory)
  • Author : Mary Maynard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-12
  • Total pages :204
  • ISBN : 9781136194542
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Summary : Science and the Construction of Women is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the major questions currently challenging feminist scholars of science. The authors ask key questions: What constitutes science? How have feminists investigated it? How does science ‘construct’ women? How can we create a feminist discourse of science? Are the current developments to women’s advantage or disadvantage? Their answers draw on material from a wide range of natural scientific, humanities and social science sources, critically examining theoretical approaches from the postmodern to the materialist to the cyborgian. A key argument of the book is that there are strong intellectual and pragmatic reasons – the rapid development of information technology, advances in fertility treatment and genetic engineering, feminist concern for environmental issues – why feminism must rigorously engage with issues of a scientific and technological nature. Science and the Construction of Women provides an important contribution to the opening-up and broadening of debate in the field. This book will be an important text for students of gender and women’s studies, and science studies. It is also designed to be read by feminists both inside and outside the academy and to appeal to all those with interests in the sociology of knowledge and the history of ideas.

The Science on Women and Science

The Science on Women and Science
  • Author : Christina Hoff Sommers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :330
  • ISBN : UOM:39076002865132
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Summary : Are women victims of a widespread bias in science and engineering, as a 2007 report of the National Academy of Sciences concluded? Or are there other, more plausible explanations for the paucity of women in various quantitative fields? What, if anything,should be done to encourage more women to become engineers and scientists? Anyone looking for a balanced and temperate treatment of this sometimes-contentious topic will welcome this collection of essays from leading academics on both sides of the issue.

Women Scientists and Engineers Employed in Industry

Women Scientists and Engineers Employed in Industry
  • Author : National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel,Committee on Women in Science and Engineering
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994-02-01
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9780309049917
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Summary : This book, based on a conference, examines both quantitative and qualitative evidence regarding the low employment of women scientists and engineers in the industrial work force of the United States, as well as corporate responses to this underparticipation. It addresses the statistics underlying the question "Why so few?" and assesses issues related to the working environment and attrition of women professionals.

Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science

Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science
  • Author : Britta Thege,Silvester Popescu-Willigmann,Roswitha Pioch,Sabah Badri-Höher
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-02-04
  • Total pages :308
  • ISBN : 9783658040611
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Summary : Gender equality in science is a major challenge for higher education systems, which are facing many constraints. This book presents some of the latest research findings from Germany, South Africa and Austria on women’s careers in science and research. The volume provides insights into the research system from a female career perspective, and highlights the lessons women can learn from the findings in order to promote their own careers.

Women in Science

Women in Science
  • Author : Yu Xie,Kimberlee A. Shauman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :318
  • ISBN : UOM:39015056847844
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Summary : Why do so few women choose a career in science--even as they move into medicine and law in ever-greater numbers? In one of the most comprehensive studies of gender differences in science careers ever conducted, Women in Science provides a systematic account of how U.S. youth are selected into and out of science education in early life, and how social forces affect career outcomes later in the science labor market. Studying the science career trajectory in its entirety, the authors attend to the causal influences of prior experiences on career outcomes as well as the interactions of multiple life domains such as career and family. While attesting to the progress of women in science, the book also reveals continuing gender differences in mathematics and science education and in the progress and outcomes of scientists' careers. The authors explore the extent and causes of gender differences in undergraduate and graduate science education, in scientists' geographic mobility, in research productivity, in promotion rates and earnings, and in the experience of immigrant scientists. They conclude that the gender gap in parenting responsibilities is a critical barrier to the further advancement of women in science.

The Underrepresentation of Women in Science: International and Cross-Disciplinary Evidence and Debate

The Underrepresentation of Women in Science: International and Cross-Disciplinary Evidence and Debate
  • Author : Stephen J. Ceci,Wendy M. Williams,Shulamit Kahn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-04-20
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9782889454341
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Summary : There is no shortage of articles and books exploring women’s underrepresentation in science. Everyone is interested--academics, politicians, parents, high school girls (and boys), women in search of college majors, administrators working to accommodate women’s educational interests; the list goes on. But one thing often missing is an evidence-based examination of the problem, uninfluenced by personal opinions, accounts of “lived experiences,” anecdotes, and the always-encroaching inputs of popular culture. This is why this special issue of Frontiers in Psychology can make a difference. In it, a diverse group of authors and researchers with even more diverse viewpoints find themselves united by their empirical, objective approaches to understanding women’s underrepresentation in science today. The questions considered within this special issue span academic disciplines, methods, levels of analysis, and nature of analysis; what these article share is their scholarly, evidence-based approach to understanding a key issue of our time.