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Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Sue V. Rosser


Why are there so few women in science? This book uses the experiences of successful women scientists and engineers to answer the question of why elite institutions have so few women scientists and engineers tenured on their faculties. Women are highly qualified, motivated students, and yet they have drastically higher rates of attrition, and they are shying away from the fields with the greatest demand for workers and the biggest economic payoffs, such as engineering, computer sciences, and the physical sciences. The book shows that these continuing trends are not only disappointing, they are ... More

Keywords: female scientists, women, science, women scientists, women engineers, physical sciences, computer sciences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814776452
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sue V. Rosser, author