ERIC Number: ED406587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Space for Women: Perspectives on Careers in Science.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is a joint collaboration between the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory. The CfA's research mission is the study of the origin, evolution, and ultimate fate of the universe. This 16-page booklet profiles women in the physical sciences or related fields; it is an effort to encourage young women to pursue science and science-related careers, particularly in astronomy and astrophysics. The profiles featured give readers an idea of the types of jobs found in a typical, nonprofit, scientific research institute. The booklet also includes tips on how to prepare for a career in astronomy or astrophysics, with advice on course work, choosing colleges, and finding mentors. Women profiled are: Patricia Brennan, department administrator; Andrea Dupree, stellar physicist; Barbara Welther, science historian; Donna Coletti, librarian; Kathryn Flanagan, instrument developer; Marquita Jackson-Minot, education specialist; Kimberly Dow, astrophysicist; Alyssa Goodman, astrophysicist; Carolyn Stern Grant, computer specialist; Kate Kirby, astrophysicist; Tania Ruiz, astronomer; and Ursula Marvin, geologist. An appendix contains information on magazines, books, videos, organizations and internship and related programs. Also contains a glossary. (LSR)
Descriptors: Females, Higher Education, Interviews, Mentors, Physical Sciences, Role Models, Science Careers, Sciences, Scientific Personnel, Scientists
Publications Dept., Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MS-28, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA.