This book contains sketches of the lives of African America women chemists from the earliest pioneers up until the late 1960's when the Civil Rights Acts were passed and greater career opportunities began to emerge.
Biographical essays on 23 women who worked in atomic science during the first two decades of the 20th century, including Marie Curie, Lise Meitner, Irene Joliot-Curie, and a host of lesser-known women scientists whose life stories have never been told before.
Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Swaby’s vivid profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known. This fascinating tour reveals 52 women at their best—while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats.
Short biographies of eight women who excelled in various scientific fields: Ellen Swallow Richards, Nettie Maria Stevens, Annie Jump Canon, Alice Hamilton, Florence Sabin, Alice Catherine Evans, Grace Murray Hopper, and Gertrude Belle Elion.
Notable Women in the Physical Sciences features substantive biographical essays on 96 world and American women scientists who have made significant contributions to the physical sciences from antiquity to the present.
This book provides a description of the women who made original and important contributions to physics in the twentieth century, documenting their major discoveries and putting their work into its historical context.
The author explores the lives and alchemist practice of some outstanding women. This book covers the history of science, biography, classical Jungian psychology, women’s studies, theology, and even the occult sciences. Readers will learn about sixteenth to seventeenth century politics, religion, scientific inquiries, and medical discoveries.
Letting 18 prominent black women scientists talk for themselves, Sisters in Science becomes an oral history stretching across decades and disciplines and desires. From Yvonne Clark, the first black woman to be awarded a B.S. in mechanical engineering to Georgia Dunston, a microbiologist who is researching the genetic code for her race, to Shirley Jackson, whose aspiration led to the presidency of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Profiles the careers and lives of leading women scientists and inventors, including Lise Meitner who discovered nuclear fission, Virginia Apgar who developed Apgar score, and Jane Goodall who discovered that chimpanzees have similar social behavior to humans.
The third volume of Margaret W. Rossiter’s landmark survey of the history of American women scientists focuses on their pioneering efforts and contributions from 1972 to the present. Central to this story are the struggles and successes of women scientists in the era of affirmative action. Scores of previously isolated women scientists were suddenly energized to do things they had rarely, if ever, done before―form organizations and recruit new members, start projects, put out newsletters, confront authorities, and even fight (and win) lawsuits. Rossiter follows the major activities of groups from several different fields―ranging from engineering to the physical, biological, and social sciences―and their campaigns to raise public consciousness of issues, see legislation enforced, lobby for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, and serve as watchdogs of the media. This comprehensive volume also covers the changing employment circumstances in the federal government, academia, industry, and the nonprofit sector and discusses contemporary battles to increase the number of female members of the National Academy of Science and presidents of scientific societies.