The only woman in the room [electronic resource] : Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club. Eileen Pollack.
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Named one of the notable nonfiction books of 2015 by The Washington PostA bracingly honest exploration of why there are still so few women in the hard sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer scienceIn 2005, when Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard, asked why so few women, even today, achieve tenured positions in the hard sciences, Eileen Pollack set out to find the answer. A successful fiction writer, 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. There, 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...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Beacon Press, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 806 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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