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By Tiffany K. Wayne

Even more than a "Who's Who," this exhaustive two-volume encyclopedia examines the numerous achievements of twentieth century American girls around the sciences in mild of the ancient and cultural components that affected their schooling, employment, and examine possibilities. With assurance that features a variety of scientists operating this present day, the encyclopedia indicates simply how a lot the sciences have advanced as a certified choice for ladies, from the sunrise of the twentieth century to the present.

American ladies of technological know-how considering 1900 specializes in 500 of the 20 th century's such a lot awesome American girls scientists—many ignored, undervalued, or just now not popular. furthermore, it deals person positive aspects on 50 varied clinical disciplines (Women in Astronomy, etc.), in addition to essays on balancing occupation and relations, ladies and technology schooling, and different sociocultural subject matters. Readers will stumble upon a few awesome medical minds at paintings, getting a feeling of the hindrances they confronted because the clinical group confronted the questions of feminism and gender confronting the country as a whole.

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Feminists may work in all scientific fields and may be interested in different questions. They may (or may not) be particularly interested in how gender functions in the scientific pursuit of knowledge, but many bring questions of sex and gender to their specific fields or disciplines by including women as subjects of study (in medical trials or as interview subjects, for example), including more subjective or qualitative methods in their approach (in the social sciences or through interdisciplinarity), or questioning the bias of gendered language to describe certain scientific processes (whether in animals, plants, or inanimate objects).

11 12 American Women of Science since 1900 Last, a limited focus on a particular skill set (such as spatial skills or abstract reasoning) as the most important indicator of scientific or mathematical interest or ability precludes inquiry into not only the social and institutional barriers to women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, but also to the importance of other skills necessary for career success. Surely imagination, creative problem solving, written and oral communication skills, persistence and focus, and a range of interpersonal skills needed for working collaboratively on research and mentoring are all just as important factors for success in scientific research and teaching careers, and may be possessed by or nurtured in individuals of either sex.

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