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The Resource The only woman in the room : why science is still a boys' club, Eileen Pollack

The only woman in the room : why science is still a boys' club, Eileen Pollack

Label
The only woman in the room : why science is still a boys' club
Title
The only woman in the room
Title remainder
why science is still a boys' club
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Pollack
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Eileen Pollack had grown up in the 1960s and 70s dreaming of a career as a theoretical astrophysicist. Denied the chance to take advanced courses in science and math, she nonetheless made her way to Yale, where, despite finding herself far behind the men in her classes, she went on to graduate, summa cum laude, with honors, as one of the university's first two women to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in physics. And yet, isolated, lacking in confidence, starved for encouragement, she abandoned her ambition to become a physicist. Years later, Pollack revisited her reasons for walking away from the career she once had coveted. She spent six years interviewing her former teachers and classmates and dozens of other women who had dropped out before completing their degrees in science. In addition, Pollack talked to experts in the field of gender studies and reviewed the most up-to-date research that seeks to document why women and minorities under perform in STEM fields. Girls who study science and math are still belittled and teased by their male peers and teachers, even by other girls. They are led to think that any interest or achievement in science or math will diminish their popularity. They are still being steered away from advanced courses in technical fields, while deeply entrenched stereotypes lead them to see themselves as less talented than their male classmates, a condition that causes them to fulfill such expectations and perform more poorly than the boys sitting beside them. "--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pollack, Eileen
Dewey number
500.820973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1397 b .P65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pollack, Eileen
  • Women scholars
  • Women scientists
  • Women in science
  • Sex discrimination against women
Label
The only woman in the room : why science is still a boys' club, Eileen Pollack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Bright college years -- Leaving Liberty -- A different kind of math -- Science fair -- Science unfair -- Advanced placement -- Surviving Yale -- Freshman disorientation -- Too much male hormone -- Electricity and magnetism -- the philosophy of existence -- X-10, Y-12, K-25 -- Life on other planets -- Return to New Haven -- The two-body problem -- Statics and dynamics -- Integration and differentiation -- The women who don't give a crap -- Parallel universes -- The sky is blue
Control code
sky274397272
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780807046579
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015004217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
kp 09/15
Label
The only woman in the room : why science is still a boys' club, Eileen Pollack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Bright college years -- Leaving Liberty -- A different kind of math -- Science fair -- Science unfair -- Advanced placement -- Surviving Yale -- Freshman disorientation -- Too much male hormone -- Electricity and magnetism -- the philosophy of existence -- X-10, Y-12, K-25 -- Life on other planets -- Return to New Haven -- The two-body problem -- Statics and dynamics -- Integration and differentiation -- The women who don't give a crap -- Parallel universes -- The sky is blue
Control code
sky274397272
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 266 pages
Isbn
9780807046579
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015004217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
kp 09/15

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