Balancing the Equation: Where are Women and Girls in Science, Engineering and Technology?
National Council for Research on Women, 2001 - Women engineers - 174 pages
This report presents strategies for ensuring full participation and achievement in the sciences by women and girls, calling upon all adults to support the interest and persistence of females in science, engineering, and technology. After two introductory special reports, "International Efforts through Beijing +5" and "Toward Equity in the European Union," there are six parts. Part 1, "K-12: Training the Nation's Girls and Young Women," includes "Intel Prize Winners: Working with Resources at Hand" and "Funding: Sara Lee Schupf--Making Science Irresistible for Girls." Part 2, "The Undergraduate Experience," includes "Affirmative Action: Controversy and Opportunity" (Carol Hollenshead and Angela Ginorio) and "Congresswoman Connie Morella--Educating Tomorrow's Workforce." Part 3,"Academia: Graduate School and Beyond," includes "Interventions To Advance Women on Science Faculties in Europe and Canada." Part 4, "Business and Industry," includes "Peer Review in Sweden and the Netherlands" and "Funding: Sloan Foundation--Altering a Male-Centric Work Environment." Part 5, "Conversations about the Future," includes interviews with female education administrators and special reports: "Fatimah Jackson: A Critique of the Human Genome Project" and "A Call for Future Research" (Barbara Lazarus). Part 6, "Resource Guide," includes a directory of resources, science and technology programs of National Council for Research on Women member centers, and organizations and Web sites. (Contains 142 references.) (SM)
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Preface by Linda G Basch Executive Director
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