ERIC Number: ED475516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Young Women of Achievement: A Resource for Girls in Science, Math, and Technology.
Karnes, Frances A.; Stephens, Kristen R.
This book is intended to be a resource guide for girls and young women considering careers in science, math, and technology. An introductory chapter considers the status of girls and women in these fields, the importance of role models, and suggestions for using the book. Part 1 introduces readers to the various career opportunities available in the sciences and suggests strategies for career planning in these areas. Sections consider job availability, career choice, classes to take, the importance of reading, instructional materials, special clubs, and finding a mentor. Part 2 recounts true stories of girls (18 and under) and young women (19 and older) in the sciences, detailing how they got involved and what they have accomplished. Part 3 offers timelines of extraordinary women throughout history, inspiring quotations, a list of Web sites specifically geared toward women in the sciences, suggestions for science-oriented computer software, and other resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Females, Gifted, Goal Orientation, High Achievement, Mathematics, Mentors, Role Models, Sciences, Secondary Education, Student Development, Success, Technology
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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