Women and Science

Women and Science


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 409 page
  • ISBN: 9780813537375
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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.

Women in Science

Women in Science


  • Release: 2016-07-26
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781607749776
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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

International Women in Science

International Women in Science


  • Release: 2001
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 383 page
  • ISBN: 9781576070901
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"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.

Ladies in the Laboratory II

Ladies in the Laboratory II


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 290 page
  • ISBN: 0810849798
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A survey of nineteenth-century women whose journal publications are listed in the 19 volume London Royal Society's Catalogue of scientific papers, 1800-1900, comprising an author index to scientific papers contained in the transactions of societies, journals, and other periodical works, being the major index of scientific journal literature for the period.

Why So Few

Why So Few


  • Release: 2010
  • Publisher: Aauw Educational Foundation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 109 page
  • ISBN: 1879922401
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"In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers? A new research report by AAUW presents compelling evidence that can help to explain this puzzle. Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics presents in-depth yet accessible profiles of eight key research findings that point to environmental and social barriers - including stereotypes, gender bias and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities - that continue to block women's participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math. The report also includes up to date statistics on girls' and women's achievement and participation in these areas and offers new ideas for what each of us can do to more fully open scientific and engineering fields to girls and women."--pub. desc.

Success Strategies for Women in Science

Success Strategies for Women in Science


  • Release: 2011-04-28
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 0080455654
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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