ERIC Number: ED236046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Women in Science. VGM Career Horizons Series.
This book presents the life stories of 10 women who work in various fields of science as well as information on education and financial aid and getting a good job (focusing on jobs in academia and industry). The life stories, based on interviews with women scientists, are organized according to their academic fields: (1) biology--Dr. Beatrice Sweeney (botanist), Dr. Rita Colwell (microbiologist), and Dr. Jennie Tou (virologist); (2) Chemistry--Dr. Sandra Greer (physical chemist); (3) geology--Dr. Helen McCammon (ecologist); (4) astronomy--Dr. Vera Rubin (astronomer); (5) physics--Dr. Eugenie Mielczarek (physicist), Dr. Evans Hayward (nuclear physicist); (6) mathematics--Dr. Joan Rosenblatt (statistician); and (7) computer science--Karen Thomann (computer programmer). Each section begins with a brief description of the field and comments on career opportunities for women. Associations and committees related to furthering opportunities and career goals for women in science are included in an appendix. Purpose, current address, contact person, and when applicable, membership and dues information are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Biographies, Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Science, Employment Opportunities, Females, Geology, Higher Education, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics, Science Careers, Science Education, Scientists, Secondary School Science, Student Financial Aid
VGM Career Horizons, Division of National Textbook Company, 4255 West Touhy Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60646-1975.
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - General; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see ED 210 163 and SE 043 385-386.