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By Tiffany K. Wayne

Even more than a "Who's Who," this exhaustive two-volume encyclopedia examines the numerous achievements of twentieth century American girls around the sciences in mild of the historic and cultural components that affected their schooling, employment, and learn possibilities. With insurance that features a variety of scientists operating this day, the encyclopedia exhibits simply how a lot the sciences have developed as a certified alternative for girls, from the sunrise of the 20 th century to the present.

American girls of technology for the reason that 1900 specializes in 500 of the 20 th century's such a lot awesome American ladies scientists—many neglected, undervalued, or just now not popular. furthermore, it bargains person gains on 50 various clinical disciplines (Women in Astronomy, etc.), in addition to essays on balancing profession and family members, women and technology schooling, and different sociocultural themes. Readers will come across a few outstanding clinical minds at paintings, getting a feeling of the hindrances they confronted because the medical group confronted the questions of feminism and gender confronting the country as a whole.

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In other words, early intervention is necessary—thus the focus on science education and organizations for girls in the middle and high school years. In response to these issues and concerns, numerous programs have been established to encourage girls in science and technology majors and careers. These programs target students, parents, and teachers, and are sponsored by educational institutions, corporations, nonprofits, and government. Efforts range from education, to mentoring programs, to special projects and clubs, to financial assistance in the form of scholarships and grants for female science majors.

2006. ” In Removing Barriers: Women in Academic Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, edited by Jill M. Bystydzienski and Sharon R. Bird, 161–176. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Etzkowitz, Henry, Carol Kemelgor, and Brian Uzzi. 2000. Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Hall, Linley Erin. 2007. Who’s Afraid of Marie Curie? The Challenges Facing Women in Science and Technology. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press.

While women have gained access to science-related education, and it is no longer socially acceptable or legal to limit the educational or vocational pursuits of girls and women, the subtler forms of discrimination and barriers still remain for women scientists and affect many men as well, such as the tensions between family life and work expectations, lack of affordable childcare, or the need to change the tenure clock in academia. The history of American women in science so far reveals not so much a clear march of progress, but a series of forward movements and continued obstacles, a history still being written.

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