Women in Science

Author: National Women's History Project

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Women in science

Page: 16

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Women in Science

The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary.

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1526360632

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 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 beyond ...

Women in Science

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.

Author: Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262650380

Category: Science

Page: 254

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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.

International Women in Science

"From aviators to zoologists, the A-Z entries of this volume include a significant number of living scientists, some of whom have contributed material.

Author: Catharine M. C. Haines

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576070905

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

View: 927

"From aviators to zoologists, the A-Z entries of this volume include a significant number of living scientists, some of whom have contributed material. By personally corresponding with these women, visiting obscure museums and archives, and uncovering many primary sources, Catharine M. C. Haines has collected in one volume a scope of information that can be found nowhere else. Full end-of-entry bibliographies, a list of the women scientists by specialty, and a comprehensive index make this title an indispensable starting point for further research on international female scientists."--BOOK JACKET.

Careers for Women in Science and Technology

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Energy

Publisher:

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Category: Science

Page:

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Women in Science

Take a peek inside the mysterious world of science! The Women in Science Hardcover Book Set contains the first three titles in the Science Wide Open series: Women in Biology, Women in Chemistry, and Women in Physics.

Author: Mary Wissinger

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781938492372

Category:

Page: 120

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Take a peek inside the mysterious world of science! The Women in Science Hardcover Book Set contains the first three titles in the Science Wide Open series: Women in Biology, Women in Chemistry, and Women in Physics. Inquisitive kids will love learning about the world through this engaging and accurate tale of new discoveries. Make connections to basic STEM vocabulary and concepts alongside the inspirational women who've changed the world with their scientific discoveries.

The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science L Z

Volume 2 of 2.

Author: Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415920407

Category: Women scientists

Page: 1499

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Volume 2 of 2.

Women in Science and Technology

A 2000 Congressional Commission found that “ active discouragement . . .
contribute [ s ] to girls ' lack of interest in [ science , engineering and technology )
careers . ” You will hear stories today from successful women who know all too
well ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space

Publisher:

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Category: Sex discrimination in education

Page: 36

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The Outlook for Women in Science

That marriage also does not prevent the attainment of distinction in science is
indicated by the fact that some of the outstanding women scientists in the country
are married . Many of the women listed in American Men of Science and in the ...

Author: United States. Women's Bureau

Publisher:

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Category: Professions

Page: 81

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Careers for Women in Science and Technology

THE HONORABLE MARILYN LLOYD OPENING STATEMENT " CAREERS FOR
WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY " MAY 12 , 1994 Good afternoon ,
this hearing is about opportunities for women in scientific and engineering
careers .

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Government publications

Page: 228

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A Review of H R 3007 the Advancement of Women in Science Engineering and Technology Development Act

Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Technology.
Catherine Jay Didion Executive Director Association for Women in Science
Testimony to the Subcommittee on Technology and the Subcommittee on Basic
Research U ...

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Women

Page: 87

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Women in Science and Technology Equal Opportunity Act 1979

I am also privileged to bring greetings to Senator Kennedy from the Association
for Women in Science and our deep appreciation of his efforts on our behalf .
Thank you for studying our problems and for putting your expert staff to work on
them ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research

Publisher:

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Category: Continuing education

Page: 105

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Blueprint for the Future

The scientific work of women is often viewed through a national or regional lens, but given the growing worldwide connectivity of most, if not all, scientific disciplines, there needs to be recognition of how different social, political, ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309225191

Category: Political Science

Page: 126

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The scientific work of women is often viewed through a national or regional lens, but given the growing worldwide connectivity of most, if not all, scientific disciplines, there needs to be recognition of how different social, political, and economic mechanisms impact women's participation in the global scientific enterprise. Although these complex sociocultural factors often operate in different ways in various countries and regions, studies within and across nations consistently show inverse correlations between levels in the scientific and technical career hierarchy and the number of women in science: the higher the positions, the fewer the number of women. Understanding these complex patterns requires interdisciplinary and international approaches. In April 2011, a committee overseen by the National Academies' standing Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) convened a workshop entitled, "Blueprint for the Future: Framing the Issues of Women in Science in a Global Context" in Washington, D.C. CWSEM's goals are to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine. The scope of the workshop was limited to women's participation in three scientific disciplines: chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and statistics. The workshop presentations came from a group of scholars and professionals who have been working for several years on documenting, analyzing, and interpreting the status of women in selected technical fields around the world. Examination of the three disciplines-chemistry, computer science, and mathematics and statistics-can be considered a first foray into collecting and analyzing information that can be replicated in other fields. The complexity of studying science internationally cannot be underestimated, and the presentations demonstrate some of the evidentiary and epistemological challenges that scholars and professionals face in collecting and analyzing data from many different countries and regions. Blueprint for the Future: Framing the Issues of Women in Science in a Global Context summarizes the workshop presentations, which provided an opportunity for dialogue about the issues that the authors have been pursuing in their work to date.

The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science

Edited by two renowned experts on women in science, this milestone work combines 'fact-fronted' fast access to biographical details with fascinating accounts of nearly 3000 scientists' lives, works and accomplishments around the globe.

Author: Joyce Harvey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780203801451

Category: History

Page: 1500

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Edited by two renowned experts on women in science, this milestone work combines 'fact-fronted' fast access to biographical details with fascinating accounts of nearly 3000 scientists' lives, works and accomplishments around the globe. The Biographical Dictionary presents authoritative scholarship in an absorbing, highly readable format, and will be an essential resource for information on women's history, individual scientists or science history. Includes A-Z entries, with indexes and suggestions for further reading.

Ladies in the Laboratory American and British Women in Science 1800 1900

Work in chemistry and biochemistry, astronomy, the medical sciences, zoology,
mathematics, and physics was also noticeable (see Figure 0—3, b and d).1 The
marked concentration of nineteenth—century activity by women in both countries
 ...

Author: Mary R.S. Creese

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0585276846

Category: Science

Page: 452

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A systematic survey and comparison of the work of 19th-century American and British women in scientific research, this book covers the two countries in which women of the period were most active in scientific work and examines all the fields in which they were engaged.

The Hypersexualising of Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy Film

Author: Elena Marteau

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Category: Gender identity in motion pictures

Page: 52

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Women in Science

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 ...

Author: Vivian Gornick

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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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 and Science

Feminists such as Linda Jean Shepherd and Hilary Rose have instead
postulated a humanistic science over a feminist science, which incorporates into
scientific practice and purpose characteristics long associated with the female
gender, but ...

Author: Suzanne Le-May Sheffield

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813537371

Category: Science

Page: 409

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From Maria Winkelman's discovery of the comet of 1702 to the Nobel Prize-winning work of twentieth-century scientist Barbara McClintock, women have played a central role in modern science. Their successes have not come easily, nor have they been consistently recognized. This book examines the challenges and barriers women scientists have faced and chronicles their achievements as they struggled to attain recognition for their work in the male-dominated world of modern science.

The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science

Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this milestone reference combines "facts-fronted" fast access to biographical details with highly readable accounts and analyses of nearly 3000 scientists' lives, works, and ...

Author: Marilyn Ogilvie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963436

Category: Reference

Page: 1500

View: 373

Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this milestone reference combines "facts-fronted" fast access to biographical details with highly readable accounts and analyses of nearly 3000 scientists' lives, works, and accomplishments. For all academic and public libraries' science and women's studies collections.

Removing Barriers

In light of recent controversies surrounding these issues, this volume, examining reasons for the persistence of barriers that block the full participation and advancement of underrepresented groups in the sciences and addressing how ...

Author: Jill M. Bystydzienski

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253111739

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 886

Movement into academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has been slow for women and minorities. Not only are women and minorities underrepresented in STEM careers, there is strong evidence that many academic departments are resistant to addressing the concerns that keep them from entering careers in these fields. In light of recent controversies surrounding these issues, this volume, examining reasons for the persistence of barriers that block the full participation and advancement of underrepresented groups in the sciences and addressing how academic departments and universities can remedy the situation, is particularly timely. As a whole, the volume shows positive examples of institutions and departments that have been transformed by the inclusion of women and recommends a set of best practices for continuing growth in positive directions.