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Removing barriers: women in academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

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c2006.
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Movement into academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has been slow for women and minorities. Not only are women and minorities underrepresented in STEM careers, there is strong evidence that many academic departments are resistant to addressing the concerns that keep them from entering careers in these fields. In light of recent controversies surrounding these issues, this volume, examining reasons for the persistence of barriers that block the full participation and advancement of underrepresented groups in the sciences and addressing how academic departments and universities can remedy the situation, is particularly timely. As a whole, the volume shows positive examples of institutions and departments that have been transformed by the inclusion of women and recommends a set of best practices for continuing growth in positive directions.

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table_of_contents Across the language barrier : gender in plant biology and feminist theory /, African American women in science : experiences from high school through the post-secondary years and beyond /, African women pursuing graduate studies in the sciences : racism, gender bias, and third world marginality /, Beyond gender schemas : improving the advancement of women in academia /, Creating academic career opportunities for women in science : lessons from liberal arts colleges /, Designing gender-sensitive computer games to close the gender gap in technology /, Feminism and science : mechanism without reductionism /, From "engineeresses" to "girl engineers" to "good engineers" : a history of women's U.S. engineering education /, Gendered experiences in the science classroom /, How can women and students of color come to belong in graduate mathematics? /, Making sense of retention : an examination of undergraduate women's participation in physics courses /, Sustaining gains : reflections on women in science and technology in the twentieth-century United States /, Telling stories about engineering : group dynamics and resistance to diversity /, The construction of sexual bimorphism and heterosexuality in the animal kingdom /, The gender gap in information technology /, The graduate experience of women in STEM and how it could be improved /, Using POWRE to ADVANCE : institutional barriers identified by women scientists and engineers /
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