ERIC Number: ED195688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Jobs for Women in Science. A Discussion for the Conference for Educating Women for Science: A Continuous Spectrum.
Hanson, Marlys C.
Opportunities for scientists in the near future will be very good in the fields of energy research and development, both for degreed scientists and for technicians. Geologists, geophysicists, mining engineers, rock mechanics, hydrologists, applied physicists, applied chemists, and nuclear engineers are among the types of personnel needed. These are fields that have traditionally been "male" enclaves. If women are to take advantage of the opportunities in science, they need more training and more exposure at an earlier age to nontraditional fields; they need to be around mechanics and engineers; they need to take shop and learn to rebuild auto engines so they can get out of the office environment and into the fields where the jobs will be. Girls shoud be actively recruited into the courses that are non-traditional for females at an early age. They should also learn career planning and development and continue it throughout their careers. (Appendixes include data on hiring and categories of scientists at the University of California Lawrence Livermore Laboratory; national statistics on percentages of women in various scientific fields; and a bibliography of materials on careers in science.) (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Stanford Univ., CA. Center for Teaching and Learning.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference for Educating Women for Science: A Continuous Spectrum (Stanford, CA).