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Beyond bias and barriers : fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering / Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering ; Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy ; National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

  • Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering (U.S.)
Date
[2007]
  • Books

About this work

Description

United States economy relies on the productivity, entrepreneurship, and creativity of its people. To maintain its scientific and engineering leadership amid increasing economic and educational globalization, the United States must aggressively pursue the innovative capacity of all of its people--women and men. Women make up an increasing proportion of science and engineering majors at all institutions, including top programs such as those at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where women make up 51% of its science undergraduates and 35% of its engineering undergraduates. For women to participate to their full potential across all science and engineering fields, they must see a career path that allows them to reach their full intellectual potential. Much remains to be done to achieve that goal--Summary, page S-1.

Publication/Creation

Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2007]

Physical description

xxvii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-299) and index.

Contents

Introduction -- Learning and performance -- Examining persistence and attrition -- Success and its evaluation in science and engineering -- Institutional constraints -- Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering -- Appendix A. Biographical information -- Appendix B. Statement of task -- Appendix C. Chapter 4, Measuring racial discrimination, theories of discrimination -- Appendix D. References.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • Location

    Medical Collection Q130 2007B57

    Access

    Open shelves

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ISBN

  • 9780309100427
  • 0309100429
  • 9780309654548
  • 0309654548
  • 0309103207
  • 9780309103206