Women and Science

Women and Science
Author : Suzanne Le-May Sheffield
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 409
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 9781851094608
ISBN 13 : 1851094601
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Science Book Description:

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.

Advancing Women in Science

Advancing Women in Science
Author : Willie Pearson, Jr.
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 344
Release : 2015-04-23
ISBN 10 : 9783319086293
ISBN 13 : 3319086294
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Women in Science Book Description:

Many countries have implemented policies to increase the number and quality of scientific researchers as a means to foster innovation and spur economic development and progress. To that end, grounded in a view of women as a rich, yet underutilized knowledge and labor resource, a great deal of recent attention has focused on encouraging women to pursue education and careers in science — even in countries with longstanding dominant patriarchal regimes. Yet, overall, science remains an area in which girls and women are persistently disadvantaged. This book addresses that situation. It bridges the gap between individual- and societal-level perspectives on women in science in a search for systematic solutions to the challenge of building an inclusive and productive scientific workforce capable of creating the innovation needed for economic growth and societal wellbeing. This book examines both the role of gender as an organizing principle of social life and the relative position of women scientists within national and international labor markets. Weaving together and engaging research on globalization, the social organization of science, and gendered societal relations as key social forces, this book addresses critical issues affecting women’s contributions and participation in science. Also, while considering women’s representation in science as a whole, examinations of women in the chemical sciences, computing, mathematics and statistics are offered as examples to provide insights into how differing disciplinary cultures, functional tasks and socio-historical conditions can affect the advancement of women in science relative to important variations in educational and occupational realities. Edited by three social scientists recognized for their expertise in science and technology policy, education, workforce participation, and stratification, this book includes contributions from an intellectually diverse group of international scholars and analysts and features compelling cases and initiatives from around the world, with implications for research, industry practice, education and policy development.

Women in Science and Technology

Women in Science and Technology
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space
Publisher :
Total Pages : 36
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : UCAL:B5182992
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Science and Technology Book Description:

The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science

The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science
Author : Marilyn Ogilvie
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 1500
Release : 2003-12-16
ISBN 10 : 9781135963439
ISBN 13 : 1135963436
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science Book Description:

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 in Science and Technology

Women in Science and Technology
Author : Namrata Gupta
Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2020-01-07
ISBN 10 : 9789353287504
ISBN 13 : 9353287502
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Science and Technology Book Description:

Women in Science and Technology: Confronting Inequalities comprehensively explores women’s status in the Science and Technology (S&T) domain by rigorously analysing and interpreting extensive recent information on major areas such as engineering, medicine, physical sciences, biosciences and mathematics. The book forcefully demonstrates that gender-based differences and expectations play the determining role in limiting women’s participation in S&T. These exist in various forms, from making subject choices in school and opting for specific disciplines in college to embracing specific career avenues such as scientific research. This book shows how the construction of gendered identities is perpetuated through a masculine culture in the informal environment of elite educational institutes and in major S&T workplaces such as academia and research laboratories, which serve together to exclude women from peer groups and opportunities for advancement. The book makes substantive recommendations for policy measures on college admissions, improvement of institutional and organizational environments, and recruitment and capacity building for women in S&T. It calls for substantially reducing the myriad societal and familial barriers through cooperation and understanding.

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
Publisher : National Academies Press
Total Pages : 234
Release : 2020-03-19
ISBN 10 : 9780309498272
ISBN 13 : 0309498279
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Advancement of Women in Science and Technology

Advancement of Women in Science and Technology
Author : Kye-Woo Lee
Publisher : Ewha Womans University Press
Total Pages : 257
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 8973007033
ISBN 13 : 9788973007035
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancement of Women in Science and Technology Book Description:

Women and Science 17th Century to Present

Women and Science  17th Century to Present
Author : Véronique Molinari
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2011-05-25
ISBN 10 : 9781443830676
ISBN 13 : 1443830674
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Science 17th Century to Present Book Description:

If women’s interest and participation in the advancement of science has a long history, the academic study of their contributions is a far more recent phenomenon, to be placed in the wake of “second wave” feminism in the 1970s and the advent of women’s studies which have, since then, given impetus to research on female figures in specific fields or, more generally speaking, on women’s battles to gain access to knowledge, education and recognition in the scientific world. These studies—while providing a useful insight into the contributions of a few more or less well-known figures—have mostly focused, however, on the obstacles that women have had to overcome in the field of education and employment or in their quest for acknowledgement by their male peers. The aim of this volume is to try and approach the issue from a different and more comprehensive point of view, taking into account not only the position of women in science, but also the link between women and science through the analysis of various kinds of discourse and representation such as the press, poetry, fiction, biographies and autobiographies or professional journals—including that of women themselves. The questions of the presentation or re(-)presentation of science by women are thus at the core of this study, as well as that of the portrayal and self-portrayal of women in the sciences (whether in the educational, or the professional field). A final part examines how women are represented in science fiction which, like science itself, has traditionally been a field dominated by men.

Japanese Women in Science and Engineering

Japanese Women in Science and Engineering
Author : Naonori Kodate
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 158
Release : 2015-07-30
ISBN 10 : 9781317595045
ISBN 13 : 1317595041
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Women in Science and Engineering Book Description:

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.

The Outlook for Women in Science Chemistry

The Outlook for Women in Science  Chemistry
Author : United States. Women's Bureau
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1948
ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112106765909
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlook for Women in Science Chemistry Book Description: