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The Resource Girls coming to tech! : a history of American engineering education for women, Amy Sue Bix

Girls coming to tech! : a history of American engineering education for women, Amy Sue Bix

Label
Girls coming to tech! : a history of American engineering education for women
Title
Girls coming to tech!
Title remainder
a history of American engineering education for women
Statement of responsibility
Amy Sue Bix
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Girls Coming to Tech!, Amy Bix tells the story of how women gained entrance to the traditionally male field of engineering in American higher education. As Bix explains, a few women breached the gender-reinforced boundaries of engineering education before World War II. During World War II, government, employers, and colleges actively recruited women to train as engineering aides, channeling them directly into defense work. These wartime training programs set the stage for more engineering schools to open their doors to women. Bix offers three detailed case studies of postwar engineering coeducation. Georgia Tech admitted women in 1952 to avoid a court case, over objections by traditionalists. In 1968, Caltech male students argued that nerds needed a civilizing female presence. At MIT, which had admitted women since the 1870s but treated them as a minor afterthought, feminist-era activists pushed the school to welcome more women and take their talent seriously. In the 1950s, women made up less than one percent of students in American engineering programs; in 2010 and 2011, women earned 18.4% of bachelor's degrees, 22.6% of master's degrees, and 21.8% of doctorates in engineering. Bix's account shows why these gains were hard won." -- Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bix, Amy Sue
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA157.5
LC item number
.B59 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Engineering studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in engineering
  • Women in higher education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Women in engineering
  • Women in higher education
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Girls coming to tech! : a history of American engineering education for women, Amy Sue Bix
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rare invaders: the pre-World War II history of women in American engineering -- World War II: emergency engineering employment training -- New wartime and postwar engineering majors: Purdue, RPI, Columbia -- Coeducation via lawsuit: Georgia Tech -- Coeducation for social life: Caltech -- A special case: women at MIT -- Changing the climate
Control code
841198088
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780262019545
Lccn
2013004385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841198088
Label
Girls coming to tech! : a history of American engineering education for women, Amy Sue Bix
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rare invaders: the pre-World War II history of women in American engineering -- World War II: emergency engineering employment training -- New wartime and postwar engineering majors: Purdue, RPI, Columbia -- Coeducation via lawsuit: Georgia Tech -- Coeducation for social life: Caltech -- A special case: women at MIT -- Changing the climate
Control code
841198088
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780262019545
Lccn
2013004385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841198088

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