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A Farewell to Elms

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter describes the global pandemic of Dutch elm disease caused by the fungus, Ophiostoma ulmi. Dutch elm disease was the worst epidemic of urban trees in history. Besides the fascinating ... More


Starting Careers: Plus Ça Change, Plus C’est la Même Chose

Sue V. Rosser

in Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter draws on the scholarship in women's studies to provide some of the context in understanding the experiences of women in science. During the past 30 years, women's studies and feminist ... More


New Filters for Senior Women Scientists

Sue V. Rosser

in Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes the new set of filters that senior women scientists and engineers often encounter as they establish their careers, achieve tenure, and garner reputation in their profession. ... More


Positive Interventions from Mentors and Mentoring Networks

Sue V. Rosser

in Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the importance of mentors for women seeking a career in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM). Research documents that most women and under-represented ... More


Advancing Women Scientists to Senior Leadership Positions

Sue V. Rosser

in Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on the importance of advancing women scientists to senior leadership positions. Having women in top leadership positions in academic administration may constitute one of the most ... More


The Impact That Women Have Made on Science and Technology

Sue V. Rosser

in Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter draws on several feminist theoretical perspectives to examine the relationships among, and impact of women scientists upon, gender, science, and technology. All of these perspectives ... More


Rarae Aves: Television’s Female Scientists

Marcel Chotkowski Lafollette

in Science on American Television: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226921990
eISBN:
9780226922010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922010.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the depiction or portrayal of women scientists in science television programs in the United States. It explains that television transmitted potent statements about the role and ... More


Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Sue V. Rosser

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

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 ... More


Conclusion: Women in Science Are Critical for Society

Sue V. Rosser

in Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This concluding chapter suggests that women not only have had an impact on science, but will be critical for its future as well. Having women in key decision-making positions in the scientific and ... More


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