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Women in Science
Meeting Career Challenges


July 1998 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Despite the significant advances women have made in representation at all levels in other professional fields, women are still grossly under-represented in the hard sciences. Although the scientific community has assembled several panels and committees to address this problem, they have focused largely on early education solutions without accounting for the situation faced by women who are presently enrolled in science career tracks. Women in Science takes a personal look at the environment and challenges that women encounter in science. It is an innovative examination of the factors behind the low representation of women in scientific disciplines and, more broadly, other competitive professional career tracks. Led by the renowned interdisciplinary scholar, Angela M. Pattatucci, a group of 25 contributors, from diverse backgrounds and representing a cross section of points along the career continuum, provides a candid look at a scientific environment in which women are routinely judged more by stereotype than ability and are forced to travel the road to success in isolation. The book provides strategies for negotiating through gender-specific boundaries and showcases two programs designed to support women in establishing successful scientific careers.

Free of disciplinary jargon, Women in Science is intended for academics and professionals in a wide variety of disciplines, including women's studies, gender studies, communication, management, public health, and public administration.


ángela M Pattatucci
Trespassers on Private Property
ángela M Pattatucci
As A Woman Thinketh...
Jennifer M Cramer
I Dared To Be Different
Minna Mahlab
Science and Women
From the Vantage Point of a `Leak in the Pipeline'  
Ann Saterbak
Around and Around
ángela M Pattatucci
Is It Natural or Processed `Sugar and Spice'
Katrien J van der Hoeven
The Silver Lining
Beth Martin
Coming to Terms with Science
A Woman's Story of Disillusionment  
Kimberly Groat Olsen
Women, Science and Self-Esteem
ángela M Pattatucci
Searching for a Needle in a Field of Haystacks
Laura J Gaines
The Roots of a Woman
Marybeth Lima
Piecewise Discontinuous Function
Experiences in Engineering  
Sue E Nokes
Because I Did not Know I Was Different
ángela M Pattatucci
Just Where Is `Our Place'?
Janet Vorvick
The Making of an Honorary Male
Laurie Tompkins
Being a Scientist
One Woman's Experience  
Suzanne E Franks
One Woman's Life in Science
ángela M Pattatucci
Dogs Eating Dogs and Science Devouring Women
Nina Wokhlu
My First Experience as a Woman Scientist
Susan S Allen
Cutting Loose
Patricia L Eng
Putting It on the Table
Denise Gürer
Journey to a Career in Science
ángela M Pattatucci
Female Impersonators and Honorary Males
Angela Rella
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Now?
Donna Riley
Feminist/Scientist
Ambiguities and Contradictions  
Noretta Koertge
Feminism
A Mixed Blessing to Women in Science  
ángela M Pattatucci
Abolishing Gender Apartheid
Molly Gleiser
The Glass Wall
Wendy Katkin
Project WISE
A Community of Wise Women  
ángela M Pattatucci
A Reason for Optimism
Carol B Muller and Mary L Pavone
The Women in Science Project at Dartmouth
One Campus Model for Support and Systemic Change  
Michele Montejo
From Eden to the Seashore
Natalie M Bachir
`Oh, the Places You'll Go ...'

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