ERIC Number: ED362381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Science and Engineering Programs: On Target for Women?
Matyas, Marsha Lakes, Ed.; Dix, Linda Skidmore, Ed.
To increase women's participation in science and engineering, many barriers must be overcome. This book, an outcome of a conference held by the National Research Council's Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, summarizes presentations of many experts and presents information on specific strategies for increasing the participation of women in science and engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels of study and in all employment sectors. This document also incorporates the more informal deliberations at the conference. The book contains the following chapters: (1) "The Benefits of Diversity in the Science and Engineering Work Force" (L. S. Wilson); (2) "Interventions Defined, Implemented, and Evaluated" (E. Stage); (3) "Overview: The Status of Women in Science and Engineering" (M. L. Matyas); (4) "Promoting Undergraduate Studies in Science and Engineering" (M. L. Matyas); (5) "Promoting Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in Science and Engineering" (J. Sherry and L. S. Dix); (6) "Promoting Science and Engineering Careers in Academe" (G. Sposito); (7) "Promoting Science and Engineering Careers in Industry" (E. M. Conwell); and (8) "Promoting Science and Engineering Careers in the Federal Government" (L. S. Dix). (PR)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Science, Conference Proceedings, Engineering Education, Females, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Science Education, Scientists, Sex Differences, Teacher Education, Undergraduate Study
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418 ($29).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Note: Report of the Conference on Science and Engineering Programs (Irvine, CA, November 4-5, 1991).