Questions the stereotype and the assumption that the practitioners of science and engineering have a uniform look and follow one particular path through life. This book features women scientists and engineers from different races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Susan A. Ambrose is director of The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Principal Lecturer, Department of History, at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Kristin L. Dunkle is an independent scholar. Barbara B. Lazarus is Associate Provost of Academic Projects and Adjunct Professor, Department of History and the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Indira Nair is Vice Provost for Education and Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Deborah A. Harkus is currently working for NEXTLINK, a telecommunications carrier, in a project manager capacity to deploy new strategic technology.
CONTENTS Foreword Preface: No Universal Constants? Acknowledgments Women, Science, Engineering, and Technology Through the Ages Priscilla Auchincloss W. Lena Austin Judith Badner Eleanor Baum Susan H. Brawley Aida Casiano-Colon Martha A. Chavez Yvonne Y. Clark Jewel Plummer Cobb Theo Colborn Lisabeith Coller Margarita H. Colmenares Esther Marly Conwell Debbie C. Crans Fay Dansby Jane Dillehay Mildred Dresselhaus Barbara Duhl-Emswiler Bonnie J. Dunbar Cynthia Dusel-Bacon Kathryn Edwards M. Joycelyn Elders Gertrude Belle Elion Patricia L. Eng Deborah Estrin Judy Estrin Thelma Estrin Anne Fausto-Sterling Eden Fisher Kathy Hardis Fraeman Judy R. Franz Cynthia Friend Beatrice Fu Diana Garcia-Prichard Rhea L. Graham Temple Grandin Ann Grant Deborah Lynn Grubbe Susan Armstrong Henry Esther A. H. Hopkins Wen-Ling Hsu Linda Huff Shirley Ann Jackson Elizabeth Jones Gretchen Kalonji Anna Karlin Betty Lane Frances Lockwood Vivian Loftness Susan Love Sara Majetich Luz J. Martinez-Miranda Sue McNeil Sandra Murray Nalini M. Nadkarni Lee Park Elisabeth Pate-Cornell Donna Rose Peterson Arati Prabhakar Margaret N. Rees Nancy Rhoads Evelyn M. Rodriquez Sue V. Rosser Vera Rubin Laura Santos Linda C. Shackelford Cheryl L. Shavers Mary M. Shaw Bonnie Shulman Ellen Kovner Silbergeld Barbara Smuts Tami I. Spector Donna Spiegelman Lois Steele Olga Victoria Taller Sonja Teraguchi Karen Uhlenbeck Judith R. Vergun Lydia Villa-Komaroff Salome Gluecksohn Waelsch Katrina D. Washington Joanne Westin Sheila Evans Widnall Carol Wilson Susan Wood Lilian Shiao-Yen Wu Rosalyn Sussman Yalow Judith S. Young Bibliography Field Index Employment Sector Index
"This is a book to be savored, since each profile can be read separately and the book then set aside until one embarks on the next journey with these extraordinary and, at the same time, ordinary females." -Science Books & Films "...an impressive resource... Throughout the collection, the authors meet their double objective: to show the 'diverse journeys' that women scientists take in life and 'the joy of doing the work, the satisfaction of intellectual challenge and achievement, the excitement of discovery, creation, and service, and the fulfillment of a good life's work.' They show us and all considering a career in science and engineering honest pictures of the pleasures, the problems, and the price of those choices." -Harvard Educational Review "This book belongs in the middle or high school library and in the hands of any young woman interested in science." -The Science Teacher "Both famous and little-known, average women are included, confirming the ability to participate in scientific and engineering careers without being superwomen." -Feminist Collections "Their stories demonstrate that there are a number of options available to female scientists other than academia." -ASEE Prism "The spirit of this book is aptly conveyed by its subtitle. The eighty-eight profiles in this volume display the astonishing variety and diversity of women in science... One of the great assets of this book is its 31-page introductory essay, "Women, Science, Engineering, and Technology through the Ages," which provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of women in science and technology." -Association for Women in Mathematics
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