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Books about Women in Science and Engineering

  • "The Outer circle : women in the scientific community" edited by Harriet Zuckerman, Jonathan R. Cole, John T. Bruer. New York : Norton, c1991.
  • "Women in Science"
    by Vivian Gornick: - - may be out of print
  • "Unlocking the Clubhouse"
    by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher (women in CS)
  • "Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women"
    by Virginia Valian, Cambridge, MA:MIT Press, 1999.
  • "Women, Minorities, and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering "
    1998. Wash, DC: National Science Foundation, SRS, 1999. NSF 99-338. Available at www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf99338 (Includes analytic articles)
  • "Cultivating Academic Careers: AWIS project on academic climate"
    by Catherine Jay Didion. Wash, DC: Association for Women in Science, 1998.
  • "Does Jane Compute?: preserving our daughters' place in the cyber revolution"
    by Roberta Furger. New York, NY: Warner Books, 1998.
  • "Gender Gaps: where schools still fail our children"
    Wash, DC: AAUW Education Foundation, 1998.
  • "Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering: no universal constant"
    Phil, PA: Temple University Press, 1997. (compendium of articles on individuals)
  • "A Great Balancing Act: Equitable Education for Girls and Boys"
    by Anne Chapman. Wash, DC: National Association of Independent Schools, 1997.
  • "Reinventing Female Friendly Science"
    by Sue V. Rosser, NY: Teachers College Press, 1997. (readable and comprehensive)
  • "Talking About Leaving: why undergraduates leave the sciences"
    by E. Seymour and N. Hewill. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997. (esp. chapter on gender)
  • "Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences"
    by Elaine Seymour and Nancy Hewitt
  • "Women in Mathematics and Science"
    Wash, DC: US Dept. of Education, Office of Education Research and Improvement, Education Research Information Center, 1997. NCES 97-982 or govt report ED 1.310/2:412137 0466-A-03 (historical)
  • "Title IX at 25 report card on gender equity: a report of the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education"
    Wash, DC: National Women's Law Center, 1997.
  • "The Chilly Classroom Climate: a guide to improve the education of women"
    by Bernice R. Sandler, Silverberg and Hall. Wash, DC: National Association for Women in Education, US Department of Education, 1996. (good picture of the barriers women face in all disciplines and what can be done to change this)
  • "The Equity Equation: Fostering the Advancement of Women in the Science, Mathematics, and Engineering"
    by Cinda-Sue Davis, et al. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996. (literature reviews of work on various levels across the pipeline)
  • "A Hand Up: women mentoring women in science"
    2nd Ed. Wash, DC: Association for Women in Science, 1995.
  • "Reflections on Gender and Science"
    by Evelyn Fox Keller. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.
  • "Teaching the Majority: Breaking the Gender Barrier in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering"
    by Sue V. Rosser. Teacher's College Press, 1995. (approaches to incorporating women's studies into SME education)
  • "Warming the Climate for Women in Academic Science"
    by Angela Ginorio. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 1995.
  • "Who Succeeds in Science? The Gender Dimension"
    by Gerhard Sonnert. Rutgers University Press, 1995.
  • "Women Science and Society"
    by Sue Rosser
  • "Women Scientists in America: before affirmative action, 1940-1972"
    by Margaret W. Rossiter. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
  • "Failing at Fairness - how America's schools cheat girls"
    by David and Myra Sadker. NY: Macmillan, 1994.
  • "Women's Science: Learning and Succeeding from the Margins" by Margaret Eisenhart and Elizabeth Finkel
  • "Mathematics and Gender"
    edited by Elizabeth Fennema. St. Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 1993.
  • "Breaking the Barriers: helping female and minority students succeed in mathematics and science"
    by Beatriz Chu Clewell, Bernice Taylor Anderson and Margaret Thorpe. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1992. (A data-based look at barriers and strategies with lots of examples and stories and infuses gender and race/ethnicity)
  • "The Woman's Guide to Navigating the Ph.D. in Engineering & Science"
    by Barbara Lazarus, Lisa Ritter and Susan Ambrose
  • "Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology"
    by Etzkowitz, H., Kemelgor, C, and Uzzi, B. (2000), Cambridge (ISBN: 0521787386)
  • "Has Feminism Changed Science?"
    by Schiebinger, L. (1999), Harvard University Press (ISBN: 0674381130)
  • "The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science"
    by Wasserman, E. (1999), Joseph Henry Press (ISBN: 0309065682)
  • "Women's Science: Learning and Succeeding from the Margins"
    by Eisenhart, M.A., and Finkel, E. (1998), University of Chicago Press (ISBN: 0226195457)