A to Z of Women in Science and Math

Author: Lisa Yount
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438107951
Format: PDF, ePub
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From ancient times to the present day, scientifically inclined women in many cultures have had to battle against the traditional belief that men are more cognitively adept than women. At times throughout history, women were persecuted for their attempts to break down traditional gender barriers. Today, women scientists and mathematicians must continue to defend the quality of their work and demand the respect they deserve in the mathematical and scientific communities.A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Revised Edition profiles 195 women who fought against these stereotypes throughout history and all over the world to forge new discoveries and theories that would eventually change the way we view science. This thoroughly revised book updates the story of each individual to the present day and features 38 new profiles. Among the profiles included are those of chemists, astronomers, geologists, environmental scientists, and a range of other professions and careers. In addition, new photographs have been added, and the bibliography has been updated. Subject indexes allow the reader to search by such professions as microbiology and paleontology.Additional subject indexes organize individuals by country of birth, country of major scientific activity, and year of birth.

Women and Science

Author: Anne C. Petersen
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788178865
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Summarizes the discussions, ideas, and recommendations of the Women and Science conference held by the 7 directorates of the National Science Foundation in Wash., DC on Dec. 13-15, 1995, with 700 women and men attending. The conference took stock of the achievements that women have made, assesses what works best in the classroom and the workplace, and charts a new course for women to meet the challenges posed by and for science in the next century. Breakout sessions included: biological sciences; computer and information science and engineering; geosciences and polar programs; mathematical and physical sciences; and social and behavioral sciences.

Ladies in the Laboratory II

Author: Mary R.S. Creese
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461605814
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A fascinating analysis of the work of notable women by national group, giving thorough data comparing the contributions of women in choice fields. Among the women presented are more than a few colorful personalities representative of the entire social scale, from a royal princess to the daughter of a Paris slum shopkeeper. Researchers in the field of women's history and science history will find this indexed volume a valuable resource.

Women in Science

Author: Yu Xie
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Women Scientists and Inventors Grades 4 8

Author: Jacquelyn A. Greenblatt
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 1596472634
Format: PDF
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Kids will enjoy solving these puzzles that teach science history while also improving vocabulary and reading comprehension. Each puzzle is introduced by a short narrative about a particular discovery. Solving the puzzle reveals the name of the female scientist or inventor. The book covers 42 examples of women's contributions in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and applied science. Students will learn who wrote the first computer program, discovered pulsars, designed the street-cleaning machine, proved that chromosomes determine sex, invented radial tires, and much more. Grades 4-8. Answer key. Bibliography. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 94 pages.

Women and Science

Author: Suzanne Le-May Sheffield
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094601
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science

Author: Marilyn Ogilvie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963436
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Women Scientists in Math and Coding

Author: Catherine Brereton
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1538214091
Format: PDF, Docs
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Before modern day desktops and laptops, there were human "computers" or mathematicians who handled complex calculations. Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan were among the greatest computers, but their vital work at NASA has been largely left out of history. This immersive book explores the lives and accomplishments of ingenious women mathematicians and coders throughout history, such as Johnson, Jackson, and Vaughan. Mini bio and feature boxes provide fast facts; while quotes from featured mathematicians, coders, and their contemporaries inspire readers to develop their own love for STEM. Original illustrations and stunning photographs bring the lives of these incredible women into exciting focus. A thorough timeline highlights the progress of women in STEM and lists Nobel Prize winners. A gallery spread introduces readers to even more women mathematicians and coders, while a "Science Now" spread shows readers the modern world of math and coding.