American Women of Science Since 1900 by Tiffany K. Wayne

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 gentle of the historic and cultural components that affected their schooling, employment, and learn possibilities. With assurance that features a variety of scientists operating this day, the encyclopedia exhibits simply how a lot the sciences have developed as a certified choice for girls, from the sunrise of the 20 th century to the present.

American girls of technological know-how considering the fact that 1900 specializes in 500 of the 20 th century's such a lot amazing American ladies scientists—many neglected, undervalued, or just now not popular. additionally, it deals person positive factors on 50 diverse medical disciplines (Women in Astronomy, etc.), in addition to essays on balancing occupation and kinfolk, ladies and technology schooling, and different sociocultural themes. Readers will stumble upon a few awesome clinical minds at paintings, getting a feeling of the hindrances they confronted because the medical neighborhood confronted the questions of feminism and gender confronting the state as a whole.

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If we have reached a historic moment of both equal access and condemnation of gender discrimination, then how to explain women’s continued minority presence in science and engineering careers? The question remains: Can the smaller numbers of women scientists be explained by social factors alone, or are there biological or innate factors to consider? And if there are identifiable genetic or neurological differences between the sexes, do such differences, in turn, explain differences in math test scores or, more generally, do they explain anything about ability or aptitude for skills required in the sciences, engineering, and math?

These studies argue that neglecting the particular physical and emotional needs of boys in the classroom has led to a generation of boys diagnosed with (and prescribed medication for) attention deficit disorder, an epidemic of violence in the schools, and lower graduation rates of and college attendance. 19 20 American Women of Science since 1900 If girls have greater advantages in the elementary and high school classroom, and perform well in science and math courses in particular, the question is not only one of lower SAT scores, but of fewer girls continuing on in science career paths.

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