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Resources on Women in STEM (March 2020): Works Cited

by Janet Ochs, Jennifer Parker, and Jeremy Pekarek

Works Cited


1. After this essay was submitted, four potentially relevant resources (all published in late 2019) crossed Choice editors’ desks. They are listed here for readers’ reference. Diversifying STEM: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Race and Gender, edited by Ebony O. McGee and William H. Robinson (Rutgers); Find Your Path: Unconventional Lessons from 36 Leading Scientists and Engineers, by Daniel Goodman (MIT); Wanderlust: The Amazing Ida Pfeiffer, the First Female Tourist, by John Van Wyhe (NUS); and The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Claire Weekes, by Judith Hoare (Scribe).

Works Cited

Barnet, Andrea. Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World. Ecco, 2018.

Bartik, Jean. Pioneer Programmer: Jean Jennings Bartik and the Computer That Changed the World, ed. by John T. Rickman and Kim D. Todd. Truman State University Press, 2013.

Bernardi, Gabriella. The Unforgotten Sisters: Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel. Springer/Praxis, 2016 (CH, Jan’17, 54-2197).

Bevan, Valarie, and Caroline Gatrell. Knowing Her Place: Positioning Women in Science. E. Elgar, 2017.

Beyer, Kurt. Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age. MIT, 2009 (CH, Feb’10, 47-3208).

Blair, Kristine L. Technofeminist Storiographies: Women, Information Technology, and Cultural Representation. Lexington Books, 2019.

Booth, Charlotte. Hypatia: Mathematician, Philosopher, Myth. Stroud: Fonthill, 2017.

Branson, Douglas M. The Future of Tech Is Female: How to Achieve Gender Diversity. New York University, 2018 (CH, Jan’19, 56-2016).

Brown, Jeannette, E. African American Women Chemists. Oxford, 2012 (CH, Oct’12, 50-0891).

Calvin, Scott. Beyond Curie: Four Women in Physics and Their Remarkable Discoveries, 1903 to 1963. Morgan & Claypool, 2017.

Case, Bettye Anne, and Anne M. Leggett. Complexities: Women in Mathematics. Princeton, 2016 (CH, Sep’05, 43-0364).

Cavallaro, Umberto. Women Spacefarers: Sixty Different Paths to Space. Springer/Praxis, 2017 (CH, Oct’17, 55-0592).

Ceruzzi, Paul E. Computing: A Concise History. MIT, 2012 (CH, Jan’13, 50-2698).

Challenging Knowledge, Sex and Power: Gender, Work and Engineering, by Julie E. Mills et al. Routledge, 2014.

Chang, Emily. Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley. Portfolio/Penguin, 2018.

Chapman, Allan. Mary Somerville and the World of Science. Springer, 2014.

Chung, King-Thom. Women Pioneers of Medical Research: Biographies of 25 Outstanding Scientists. MacFarland & Company, 2010.

Colley, Kabba E., and Binta M. Colley. Resilience and Success: The Professional Journeys of African American Women Scientists. Peter Lang, 2013.

Des Jardins, Julie. Lillian Gilbreth: Redefining Domesticity. Westview, 2013 (CH, May’13, 50-4965).

Dyson, Marianne J. A Passion for Space: Adventures of a Pioneering Female NASA Flight Controller. Springer, 2016.

Emling, Shelley. Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science’s First Family. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 (CH, Apr’13, 50-4408).

Essinger, James. Ada’s Algorithm: How Lord Byron’s Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age. Melville House, 2014.

European Women in Chemistry, ed. by Jan Apotheker and Livia Simon Sarkadi. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2011 (CH, Feb’12, 49-3266).

Evans, Claire Lisa. Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. Portfolio/Penguin, 2018.

Fara, Patricia. A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War. Oxford, 2018.

Freeman, Brigid, Simon Marginson, and Russell Tytler. The Age of STEM: Educational Policy and Practice across the World in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Routledge, 2015 (CH, Jul’15, 52-6001).

Frize, Monique, with Peter R. D. Frize and Nadine Faulkner. The Bold and the Brave: A History of Women in Science and Engineering. Ottawa, 2009 (CH, Jul’10, 47-6212).

Gender Codes: Why Women Are Leaving Computing, ed. by Thomas J. Misa. IEEE Computer Society/Wiley-Blackwell, 2010 (CH, Jan’11, 48-2722).

Green, Judy, and Jeanne Laduke. Pioneering Women in American Mathematics: The Pre-1940 PhD’s. American Mathematical Society, 2008 (CH, Jul’09, 46-6255).

Hahn, Laura D., and Angela S. Wolters. Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve Stories from Illinois. Illinois, 2018.

Hargittai, Magdolna. Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries. Oxford, 2015 (CH, Sep’15, 53-0205).

Harris, Sharon M. Dr. Mary Walker: An American Radical, 1832–1919. Rutgers, 2009 (CH, May’10, 47-5049).

Hicks, Marie. Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing. MIT, 2017 (CH, Sep’17, 55-0158).

Hill, Catherine, Christianne Corbett, and Andresse St. Rose. Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. AAUW, 2010.

Holt, Nathalia. Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars, 2016.

Howes, Ruth, H., and Caroline L. Herzenberg. After the War: Women in Physics in the United States. Morgan & Claypool, 2015.

Kiernan, Denise. The Girls of the Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II. Simon & Schuster, 2013.

Leadership and Women in Statistics, ed. by Amanda L. Golbeck, Ingram Olkin, and Yulia R. Gel. CRC Press, 2016.

MacLean, Lisa M. Cracking the Code: How to Get Women and Minorities into STEM Disciplines and Why We Must. Momentum, 2017.

Madsen, Lynnette D. Successful Women Ceramic and Glass Scientists and Engineers: 100 Inspirational Profiles. John Wiley & Sons, 2016.

McDonald, Lynn. Florence Nightingale, Nursing, and Health Care Today. Springer, 2017.

Mundy, Liza. Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. Hachette, 2017 (CH, May’18, 55-3338).

Musielak, Dora. Prime Mystery: The Life and Mathematics of Sophie Germain. AuthorHouse, 2015.

Newnhan, Danielle. Female Innovators at Work: Women on Top of Tech. Apress, 2016.

Pfanz, Donald, C. Clara Barton’s Civil War: Between Bullet and Hospital. Westholme, 2018.

Pollack, Eileen. The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still an All Boys Club. Beacon Press, 2015 (CH, Feb’16, 53-2714).

Prescott, Julie, and Jan Bogg. Gendered Occupational Differences in Science, Engineering, and Technology Careers. Information Science Reference, 2012 (CH, Apr’13, 50-4404).

Rosser, Sue V. Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science. New York University, 2012 (CH, Oct’12, 50-0845).

Schmuck, Claudine. Women in STEM Disciplines: The Yfactor 2016 Global Report on Gender in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Springer, 2017.

Senechal, Marjorie. I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science. Oxford, 2012 (CH, Aug’13, 50-6736).

Shetterly, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. W. Morrow, 2016 (CH, Apr’17, 54-3714).

Sobel, Dava. The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars. Viking, 2016 (CH, Jun’17, 54-4690).

Williams, Talithia. Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics. Race Point Publishing, 2018.

Women of Color in STEM: Navigating the Workforce, ed. by Julia Ballenger, Barbara Polnick, and Beverly J. Irby. Information Age, 2017.

Women in Industrial Research, ed. by Renate Tobies and Annette B. Vogt with Valentine A. Pakis. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2014.

Women in the Geosciences: Practical, Positive Practices toward Parity, ed. by Mary Anne Holmes, Suzanne O’Connell, and Kuheli Dutt. Wiley, 2015.

Women in Mathematics: Celebrating the Centennial of the Mathematical Association of America, ed. by Janet L. Beery et al. Springer, 2017.

Zippel, Kathrin S. Women in Global Science: Advancing Academic Careers through International Collaboration. Stanford, 2017.

Online Resources

Biographies of Women Mathematicians

The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology 

Women in Science

Women Who Changed the World