Building Inclusive Science: Connecting Women's Studies and Women in Science and Engineering, Volume 28, Issues 1-2

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Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2000 - Education - 334 pages
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Women have always been scientists, but over the centuries, their contributions have been unrecognized, limited, and thwarted by unequal resources and oppurtunities. While conditions have improved, crucial questions remain: Why do talented women infrequently pursue careers in fields such as computer science and engineering? Does science education privilege an infelxible epistemology that may alienate women? Are the sciences disconnected from contemporary society? How has feminism changed scientific practice? This issue of WSQ broadens the dialogue between women's studies and the sciences, and explores new methods and approaches to reduce the masculine bias in scientific inquiry and science classrooms.

   Contributors to this issue come from a broad range of disciplines, representing bioethics, physics, biology, computer science, engineering, and more. Together these teachers, scholars, researchers, and practitioners present the history of women and science, report on the sometimes uneasy participation of women in scientific fields, and offers useful new models for continuing progress in bringing women and science together. With essential research and innovative syllabi, Building Inclusive Science is an invaluable resource.

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Sue V. Rosser is dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and a professor of history, technology, and society at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her most recent book is The Science Glass Ceiling.

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