Women in Science

Women in Science
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Author: Rachel Ignotofsky
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781607749776
Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Ten Speed Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Black Women in Science

Black Women in Science
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Author: Kimberly Brown Pellum, PhD
Pages: 138
ISBN: 1641527072
Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Rockridge Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bold, black women in science--where will their inspiration take you? Throughout history, black women have blazed trails across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Black Women in Science brings something special to black history books for kids, celebrating incredible black women in STEM who have used their brains, bravery, and ambition to beat the odds. Black Women in Science stands out amongst other black history books for kids--featuring 15 powerful stories of fearless female scientists that advanced their STEM fields and fought to build a legacy. Through the triumphs of these amazing women, you'll find remarkable role models. Black Women in Science goes where black history books for kids have never gone before, including: Above and beyond--Soar over adversity with Mae Jemison, Annie Easley, and Bessie Coleman. Part of the solution--Discover the power of mathematics with Katherine Johnson and Gladys West. The doctor is in--Explore a life of healing with Mamie Phipps Clark, Jane Cooke Wright, and many more. Find the inspiration to blaze your own trail in Black Women in Science--maybe your adventure will be the next chapter in black history books for kids.

Success Strategies for Women in Science

Success Strategies for Women in Science
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Author: Peggy A. Pritchard
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0080455654
Release: 2011-04-28
Editor: Elsevier

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Women in Science

Women in Science
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Author: Rachel Ignotofsky
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781607749813
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Unknown

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Women in Science

Women in Science
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Author: Ruth Watts
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781134526512
Release: 2013-05-13
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science

Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science
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Author: Britta Thege,Silvester Popescu-Willigmann,Roswitha Pioch,Sabah Badri-Höher
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9783658040611
Release: 2014-02-04
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Little People BIG DREAMS Women in Science

Little People  BIG DREAMS  Women in Science
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Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1786034298
Release: 2018-10-04
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Meet three inspirational women from the world of science: Ada Lovelace, Amelia Earhart, and Marie Curie! This boxed gift set of three hardcover books from the internationally best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series introduces little dreamers to the lives of these incredible women who worked in the field of science…and changed the world. In these remarkable true stories, learn how three women overcame hardship to achieve great success in science. Ada—despite growing up without a father and becoming very sick with measles as a child—went on to become the world's first computer programmer. Amelia challenged conventional stereotypes, showing the world how brave and adventurous a woman could be by setting aviation records and undertaking dangerous flying missions. Marie Curie was unable to go to college because she was a woman, but became a renowned scientist and eventually won the Nobel Prize for Physics. Each of these moving books features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the woman's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Also available to collect is the boxed gift set Little People, BIG DREAMS: Women in Art, which includes hardcover editions of Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, and Frida Kahlo. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Women and Science

Women and Science
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Author: Suzanne Le-May Sheffield
Pages: 409
ISBN: 9781851094608
Release: 2004
Editor: ABC-CLIO

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents a history of the struggle of women to work in the field of science, detailing the discrimination and male dominance they had to overcome, the contributions they have made, and the present-day improvements in their status.

Japanese Women in Science and Engineering

Japanese Women in Science and Engineering
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Author: Naonori Kodate,Kashiko Kodate
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9781317595052
Release: 2015-07-30
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 and Technology Equal Opportunity Act 1979

Women in Science and Technology Equal Opportunity Act  1979
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research
Pages: 105
ISBN: UOM:39015082034342
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown

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Inferior

Inferior
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Author: Angela Saini
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9780807071700
Release: 2017
Editor: Beacon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

History of Women in Science for Young People

History of Women in Science for Young People
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Author: Vivian Sheldon Epstein
Pages: 40
ISBN: 096010027X
Release: 1994
Editor: Vivian Sheldon Epstein

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Brief biographies of women involved in science throughoutt the ages. Chronicles the achievements and discoveries of women scientists.

The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science L Z

The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science  L Z
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Author: Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie,Joy Dorothy Harvey
Pages: 1499
ISBN: 041592040X
Release: 2000
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Volume 2 of 2.

Woman in Science

Woman in Science
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Author: John Augustine Zahm
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9783732617036
Release: 2017-12-03
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With an introduction on woman ́s long struggle for things of the mind.

Women in Science

Women in Science
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Author: Vivian Gornick
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781558617445
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: The Feminist Press at CUNY

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Gornick’s portraits demonstrate the driving force behind science.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Women in science stir the contemporary imagination. In their hyphenated identity is captured the pain and excitement of a culture struggling to mature.”—The Washington Post In this newly revised twenty-fifth anniversary edition, acclaimed writer and journalist Vivian Gornick interviews famous and lesser-known scientists, compares their experiences then and now, and shows that, although not much has changed in the world of science, what is different is women’s expectations that they can and will succeed. Everything from the disparaging comments by Harvard’s then-president to government reports and media coverage has focused on the ways in which women supposedly can’t do science. Gornick’s original interviews show how deep and severe discrimination against women was back then in all scientific fields. Her new interviews, with some of the same women she spoke to twenty-five years ago, provide a fresh description of the hard times and great successes these women have experienced.

Super Women in Science

Super Women in Science
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Author: Kelly Di Domenico
Pages: 102
ISBN: 0613804333
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Turtleback Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 of Science

Women of Science
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Author: Gabriele Kass-Simon,Patricia Farnes,Deborah Nash
Pages: 398
ISBN: 0253208130
Release: 1993
Editor: Indiana University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Women of Science is a collection of essays dealing with contributions women have made to various scientific disciplines, written by women scientists in those disciplines. The areas covered are: astronomy, archaeology, biology, chemistry, crystallography, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics. The women who have written these essays are, for the most part, not professional historians, but rather scientific professionals who felt the necessity of researching the contributions women have made to the devlopment of their fields. The essays are unique, not only because they recover lost women who made significant contributions to their disciplines, but also because they are written with a depth of understanding that only a scientist working in a specific area can have. The essays will be of interest not only to students (especially women students) of science who may be unaware of the many contributions women have made, but also to readers of the history of science whoses texts more often than not fail to include the work of most women scientists.

Becoming Leaders

Becoming Leaders
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Author: F. Mary Williams,Carolyn J. Emerson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0784415234
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this second edition, Williams and Emerson update their popular handbook for professional women in engineering, science, and technology with timely information and practical tips for career success.

Women in Science

Women in Science
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Author: Yu Xie,Kimberlee A. Shauman
Pages: 318
ISBN: UOM:39015056847844
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World

Ten Women Who Changed Science  and the World
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Author: Catherine Whitlock,Rhodri Evans
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781472137425
Release: 2019-02-07
Editor: Robinson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'These minibiographies of women who persisted will move anyone with an avid curiosity about the world.' Publishers Weekly With a foreword by Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge and Master of Churchill College. Ten Women Who Changed Science tells the moving stories of the physicists, biologists, chemists, astronomers and doctors who helped to shape our world with their extraordinary breakthroughs and inventions, and outlines their remarkable achievements. These scientists overcame significant obstacles, often simply because they were women. Their science and their lives were driven by personal tragedies and shaped by seismic world events. What drove these remarkable women to cure previously incurable diseases, disprove existing theories or discover new sources of energy? Some were rewarded with the Nobel Prize for their pioneering achievements -Madame Curie, twice - others were not and, even if they had been, many are still not the household names they should be. Despite living during periods when the contribution of women was disregarded, if not ignored, these resilient women persevered with their research, whether creating life-saving drugs or expanding our knowledge of the cosmos. By daring to ask 'How?' and 'Why?' and persevering against all odds, each of these women, in a variety of ways, has helped to make the world a better place. The scientists are: Henrietta Leavitt (United States, Astronomy); Lise Meitner (Austria, Physics); Chien-Shiung Wu (United States, Physics); Marie Curie (France, Chemistry); Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (United Kingdom, Chemistry); Virginia Apgar (United States, Medicine); Gertrude Elion (United States, Medicine); Rita Levi-Montalicini (Italy, Biology); Elsie Widdowson (United Kingdom, Biology); Rachel Carson (United States, Biology).