Beyond bias and barriers : fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering / Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering ; Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy ; National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2007.
Description
xxvii, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Summary note
The United States economy relies on the productivity, entrepreneurship, and creativity of its people. To maintain its scientific and engineering leadership amid increasing economic and educational globalization, the United States must aggressively pursue the innovative capacity of all of its people--women and men. Women make up an increasing proportion of science and engineering majors at all institutions, including top programs such as those at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where women make up 51% of its science undergraduates and 35% of its engineering undergraduates. For women to participate to their full potential across all science and engineering fields, they must see a career path that allows them to reach their full intellectual potential. Much remains to be done to achieve that goal--Summary, p. S-1.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-299) and index.
Other format(s)
Also issued online.
ISBN
  • 9780309100427 (hardback)
  • 0309100429 (hardback)
  • 9780309654548 (pdf)
  • 0309654548 (pdf)
  • 0309103207
  • 9780309103206
LCCN
2006036337
OCLC
71503207
RCP
N - O