Women inspiring innovation through imagination: Celebrating women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics


The National Women's History Project has designated this year's Women's History Month theme as the celebration of women in STEM fields. 

Women have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields, and efforts are being made by the federal government, among others, to rectify this. The federal Office of Science and Technology Policy has compiled a number of factsheets and reports to this end. 

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The CSUMB library suggests the following books for further reading on this topic. 

The door in the dream book cover Wasserman, E. (2000). The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press. 
Xie, Y. , & Shauman, K. (2003). Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.  Women in science book cover
women succeeding in the sciences book cover Bart, J. (2000). Women Succeeding in the Sciences: Theories and Practices Across Disciplines. West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press. 
Long, J. (2001). From Scarcity to Visibility: Gender Differences in the Careers of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.  From scarcity to visibility book cover
women, science, and technology book cover Wyer, M. (2001). Women, Science, and Technology: A Reader in Feminist Science Studies. New York: Routledge. 
Misa, T.J. (2010). Gender Codes: Why Women Are Leaving Computing. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.  gender codes book cover
Mathematics of sex book cover Ceci, S. , & Williams, W. (2010). The Mathematics of Sex: How Biology and Society Conspire to Limit Talented Women and Girls. Oxford: Oxford University Press.