Women in Science

Women in Science
Author: Rachel Ignotofsky
Release: 2021-06-22
Editor: Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 29
ISBN: 9780593377642
Language: en
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The groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky, comes to the youngest readers in board format! Highlighting notable women's contributions to STEM, this board book edition features simpler text and Rachel Ignotofsky's signature illustrations reimagined for young readers to introduce the perfect role models to grow up with while inspiring a love of science. The collection includes diverse women across various scientific fields, time periods, and geographic locations. The perfect gift for every curious budding scientist!

Super Women in Science

Super Women in Science
Author: Kelly Di Domenico
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 102
ISBN: 1896764665
Language: en
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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: Ruth Watts
Release: 2013-05-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781134526505
Language: en
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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.

Wonder Women of Science Twelve Geniuses Who Are Currently Rocking Science Technology and the World

Wonder Women of Science  Twelve Geniuses Who Are Currently Rocking Science  Technology  and the World
Author: Tiera Fletcher,Ginger Rue
Release: 2021-03-15
Editor: Candlewick Press
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781536218282
Language: en
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What does it take to be a STEM genius? Check out these exciting, highly readable profiles of a dozen contemporary women who are on the cutting edge of scientific research. Searching the cosmos for a new Earth. Using math to fight human trafficking. Designing invisible (and safer) cars. Unlocking climate-change secrets. All of this groundbreaking science, and much more, is happening right now, spearheaded by the diverse female scientists and engineers profiled in this book. Meet award-winning aerospace engineer Tiera Fletcher and twelve other science superstars and hear them tell in their own words not only about their fascinating work, but also about their childhoods and the paths they traveled to get where they are—paths that often involved failures and unexpected changes in direction, but also persistence, serendipity, and brilliant insights. Their careers range from computer scientist to microbiologist to unique specialties that didn’t exist before some amazing women profiled here created them. Here is a book to surprise and inspire not only die-hard science fans, but also those who don’t (yet!) think of themselves as scientists. Back matter includes reading suggestions, an index, a glossary, and some surprising ideas for how to get involved in the world of STEM.

Women in Science Materials

Women in Science  Materials
Author: Maria Chiara Bignozzi,Patricia Krawczak,Emilia Morallon,Ming Xu,Jacqueline Anne Johnson
Release: 2021-07-01
Editor: Frontiers Media SA
Pages: 445
ISBN: 9782889669516
Language: en
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The Frontiers in Materials Editorial Office team are delighted to present the inaugural “Women in Science: Materials” article collection, showcasing the high-quality work of women in science across the breadth of materials science and engineering. All researchers featured within this collection were individually nominated by the Topic Editors in recognition of their status as leading academics who have great potential to influence the future directions of their respective fields. The work presented here highlights the diversity of research performed across the entire breadth of the materials science and engineering field and presents advances in theory, experimentation, and methodology with applications for solving compelling problems. This Editorial features the corresponding author(s) of each paper published within this important collection, ordered by section alphabetically, highlighting them as the great researchers of the future. The Frontiers in Materials Editorial Office team would like to thank each researcher who contributed their work to this collection. We would also like to personally thank the Topic Editors for their exemplary leadership of this article collection; their strong support and passion for this important, community-driven collection has ensured its success and global impact. Emily Young Journal Development Manager

International Women in Science

International Women in Science
Author: Catharine M. C. Haines
Release: 2001
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 383
ISBN: 9781576070901
Language: en
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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.

The Science on Women and Science

The Science on Women and Science
Author: Christina Hoff Sommers
Release: 2009
Editor: A E I Press
Pages: 330
ISBN: UOM:39076002865132
Language: en
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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.

Success Strategies for Women in Science

Success Strategies for Women in Science
Author: Peggy A. Pritchard
Release: 2011-04-28
Editor: Elsevier
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780080455655
Language: en
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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

Women Rock Science

Women Rock Science
Author: Megan A. Moreno,Rachel Katzenellenbogen
Release: 2019-03-25
Editor: Springer
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9783030104986
Language: en
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There has never been a better time to for a handbook focused on women in science. In May 2016, the American Association for the Advancement of Science posted an article titled “We need to do more for women in science.” This book describes the importance of carving out spaces for women in science and includes the unique strengths of women scientists as well as challenges they tend to face. Studies of women leadership consistently illustrate that women demonstrate strengths in leadership across communities and have skills in bringing together groups towards a common goal. The role of women in context is an important one in science, but has not been the focus of previous texts about careers in science or medicine. This first of its kind book develops an understanding of research careers occurring within a greater community of colleagues and academicians as well as the fact that women themselves lead within a group, a community, and a context. The book focuses on women who are pursuing research careers in academic medicine with specific emphasis on women in science and research as well as lessons learned from fellow female scientists. It also provides key strategies and skills centered on the social ecological model as well as a sense of community with other women scientists. The book is organized thematically using the social ecological model as a framework in which we all live and complete our work. Women Rock Science is a valuable resource that can be used in a variety of settings. It is beneficial for University classes as well as lab group meetings. It also places an emphasis on community and can be shared with one’s community of mentors, mentees and colleagues.

Success Strategies From Women in STEM

Success Strategies From Women in STEM
Author: Peggy A. Pritchard,Christine Grant
Release: 2015-06-11
Editor: Academic Press
Pages: 518
ISBN: 9780123977755
Language: en
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Success Strategies from Women in Stem: A Portable Mentor, Second Edition, is a comprehensive and accessible manual containing career advice, mentoring support, and professional development strategies for female scientists in the STEM fields. This updated text contains new and essential chapters on leadership and negotiation, important coverage of career management, networking, social media, communication skills, and more. The work is accompanied by a companion website that contains annotated links, a list of print and electronic resources, self-directed learning objects, frequently asked questions, and more. With an increased focus on international relevance, this comprehensive text contains shared stories and vignettes that will help women pursuing or involved in STEM careers develop the necessary professional and personal skills to overcome obstacles to advancement. Preserves the style and tone of the first edition by bringing together mentors, trainees and early-career professionals in a series of conversations about important topics related to careers in STEM fields, such as leadership, time stress, negotiation, networking, social media and more Identifies strategies that can improve career success along with stories that elucidate, engage, and inspire Companion website provides authoritative information from successful women engaged in STEM careers, including annotated links to key organizations, associations, granting agencies, teaching support materials, and more

Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering

Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering
Author: Susan A. Ambrose,Barbara B. Lazarus,Indira Nair
Release: 1999-11-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 461
ISBN: 1566395283
Language: en
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Today the image of the scientist is still that of a white man in a white lab coat. This book questions this stereotype and the assumption that the practitioners of science and engineering have a uniform look and follow one particular path through life. The scientists and engineers featured in this book are all women. They come from different races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. They have different sexual orientations. Some have disabilities. The core of this book is 88 profiles with photographs of women scientists and engineers whose diversity is stunning. Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering includes research scientists and engineers in areas from biochemistry to mathematics, from neuroscience to computer science, from animal science to civil engineering.

The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Science Since 1660

The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Science Since 1660
Author: Claire Gwen Jones,Alison E. Martin,Alexis Wolf
Release: 2021
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 659
ISBN: 9783030789732
Language: en
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This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of core areas of investigation and theory relating to the history of women and science. Bringing together new research with syntheses of pivotal scholarship, the volume acknowledges and integrates history, theory and practice across a range of disciplines and periods. While the handbook's primary focus is on women's experiences, chapters also reflect more broadly on gender, including issues of femininity and masculinity as related to scientific practice and representation. Spanning the period from the birth of modern science in the late seventeenth century to current challenges facing women in STEM, it takes a thematic and comparative approach to unpack the central issues relating to women in science across different regions and cultures. Topics covered include scientific networks; institutions and archives; cultures of science; science communication; and access and diversity. With its breadth of coverage, this handbook will be the go-to resource for undergraduates taking courses on the history and philosophy of science and gender history, while at the same time providing the foundation for more advanced scholars to undertake further historical and theoretical investigation.

Black Women in Science

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

Women of Science

Women of Science
Author: Gabriele Kass-Simon,Patricia Farnes,Deborah Nash
Release: 1993
Editor: Indiana University Press
Pages: 422
ISBN: 0253208130
Language: en
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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.

Forgotten Women The Leaders

Forgotten Women  The Leaders
Author: Zing Tsjeng
Release: 2018-03-08
Editor: Cassell
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781788400312
Language: en
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'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - indy100 'Here's to no more forgotten women.' Evening Standard The women who shaped and were erased from our history. The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Leaders weaves together 48* unforgettable portraits of the true pioneers and leaders who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to history, including: Grace O'Malley, the 16th century Irish pirate queen Sylvia Rivera, who spearheaded the modern transgender rights movement Agent 355, the unknown rebel spy who played a pivotal role in the American Revolution Noor Inayat Khan, who went undercover to spy for the French Resistance and became Nazi enemy no. 1 Amina of Zazzau, the formidable ancient Muslim warrior queen of Northern Nigeria Chapters including Rebels; Warriors; Rulers; Activists and Reformers shine a spotlight on the rebellious women who defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around them. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Little People BIG DREAMS Women in Science

Little People  BIG DREAMS  Women in Science
Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Release: 2021-11-01
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780711277830
Language: en
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Meet three inspirational women from the world of science: Ada Lovelace, Amelia Earhart, and Marie Curie! This set of three 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 shorter books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The longer versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Also available to collect are the sets Little People, BIG DREAMS: Women in Art, which includes editions of Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, and Frida Kahlo, and Black Voices, which includes Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science Engineering and Medicine

Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science  Engineering  and Medicine
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine,Committee on Increasing the Number of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM)
Release: 2020-03-19
Editor: National Academies Press
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780309498272
Language: en
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Careers in science, engineering, and medicine offer opportunities to advance knowledge, contribute to the well-being of communities, and support the security, prosperity, and health of the United States. But many women do not pursue or persist in these careers, or advance to leadership positions - not because they lack the talent or aspirations, but because they face barriers, including: implicit and explicit bias; sexual harassment; unequal access to funding and resources; pay inequity; higher teaching and advising loads; and fewer speaking invitations, among others. There are consequences from this underrepresentation of women for the nation as well: a labor shortage in many science, engineering, and medical professions that cannot be filled unless institutions and organizations recruit from a broad and diverse talent pool; lost opportunities for innovation and economic gain; and lost talent as a result of discrimination, unconscious bias, and sexual harassment. Promising Practices for Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine reviews and synthesizes existing research on policies, practices, programs, and other interventions for improving the recruitment, retention, and sustained advancement into leadership roles of women in these disciplines. This report makes actionable recommendations to leverage change and drive swift, coordinated improvements to the systems of education, research, and employment in order to improve both the representation and leadership of women.

Women in Science

Women in Science
Author: Vivian Gornick
Release: 1983
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 180
ISBN: UOM:39076001517759
Language: en
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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

Mathematics for Ladies

Mathematics for Ladies
Author: Jessy Randall
Release: 2022-09-13
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 119
ISBN: 9781913380595
Language: en
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Poems about historical women in STEM fields. Hilarious, heart-breaking, and perfectly pitched, these carefully researched poems about historical women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine will bring you to both laughter and outrage in just a few lines. A wickedly funny, feminist take on the lives and work of women who resisted their parents, their governments, the rules and conventions of their times, and sometimes situations as insidious as a lack of a women’s bathroom in a college science building. Discover seashells by the seashore alongside Mary Anning and learn how Elizabeth Blackwell lost her eye. Read about Bertha Pallan’s side hustle in the circus, Honor Fell bringing a ferret to her sister’s wedding, Annie Jump Cannon cataloguing stars, Mary G. Ross stumping the panel on “What’s My Line?,” Alice Ball’s cure for leprosy, and Roberta Eike stowing away on a research vessel. Some of these poems celebrate women who triumphed spectacularly. Others remember women who barely survived. Explore the stories of women you may have heard of (Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Émilie du Châtelet) alongside those of others you may not (Virginia Apgar, Maryam Mirzakhani, Ynes Mexia, Susan La Flesche Picotte, Chien-Shiung Wu). If you have come across Randall’s poems in Scientific American, Analog, or Asimov’s, you will have already opened the door to these tales, all the more extraordinary because they are true. Illustrated with Kristin DiVona’s portraits for NASA’s “Reaching Across the Stars” project, this is a book to share with scientists, feminists, and poets, young and old and of any gender.

Women in Science and Engineering Increasing Their Numbers in the 1990s

Women in Science and Engineering  Increasing Their Numbers in the 1990s
Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel,Committee on Women in Science and Engineering
Release: 1991-02-01
Editor: National Academies Press
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9780309045957
Language: en
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From time to time, it is necessary to alert the research and policy communities to opportunities for action in areas of mutual concern. One such area is the participation and utilization of women in science and engineering in the United States. This book explores the underparticipation of women in these fields and presents a strategic plan to bring qualified women into such careers as researchers, teachers, and practitioners of science and engineering.