By Tiffany K. Wayne
Even more than a "Who's Who," this exhaustive two-volume encyclopedia examines the numerous achievements of twentieth century American ladies around the sciences in mild of the historic and cultural components that affected their schooling, employment, and study possibilities. With assurance that features a variety of scientists operating at the present time, the encyclopedia indicates simply how a lot the sciences have advanced as a qualified alternative for ladies, from the sunrise of the 20 th century to the present.
American girls of technological know-how due to the fact that 1900 specializes in 500 of the 20 th century's such a lot outstanding American ladies scientists—many missed, undervalued, or just no longer popular. moreover, it bargains person good points on 50 diversified clinical disciplines (Women in Astronomy, etc.), in addition to essays on balancing occupation and relations, ladies and technology schooling, and different sociocultural themes. Readers will stumble upon a few impressive 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 kingdom as a whole.
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During and immediately after World War II, the federal government had a new commitment to scientiﬁc research in the name of military technology and then the Cold War–era nuclear arms and space exploration races. The new government science mandate, combined with a shortage of men due to the war, provided new opportunities for women scientists and engineers in academic and government Issues Hedy Lamarr Austrian-born actress Hedy Lamarr (19132000; born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler) was a beloved Hollywood star of the mid-twentieth century, but she was also an inventor.
Levin, Miriam R. 2005. Deﬁning Women’s Scientiﬁc Enterprise: Mount Holyoke Faculty and the Rise of American Science. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England. National Science Foundation. “Table C-14. ” Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, Completions Survey, 2006. pdf. National Science Foundation. “Table F-2. ” Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering.
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