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Engineering Women: Re-visioning Women's Scientific Achievements and Impacts

Benefits

  • Illuminates the many significant contributions of women in engineering

  • Educates readers about the evolution of the field of engineering over the last century

  • Demonstrates how key engineering advances are driven by socio-economic and cultural contexts

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Part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series (WES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jill S. Tietjen
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jill S. Tietjen
    Pages 13-24
  4. Jill S. Tietjen
    Pages 25-42
  5. Jill S. Tietjen
    Pages 43-58
  6. Jill S. Tietjen
    Pages 59-81
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 83-85

About this book

Introduction

Packed with fascinating biographical sketches of female engineers, this chronological history of engineering brightens previously shadowy corners of our increasingly engineered world’s recent past. In addition to a detailed description of the diverse arenas encompassed by the word ‘engineering’ and a nuanced overview of the development of the field, the book includes numerous statistics and thought provoking facts about women’s roles in the achievement of thrilling scientific innovations.  This text is a unique resource for students launching research projects in engineering and related fields, professionals interested in gaining a broader understanding of how engineering as a discipline has been impacted by events of global significance, and scholars of women’s immense, often obscured, contributions to scientific progress.

Illuminates the many significant contributions of women in engineering

Educates readers about the evolution of the field of engineering over the last century

Demonstrates how key engineering advances are driven by socio-economic and cultural contexts

Keywords

Educational Trends Engineering Engineering Pioneers Gender and Engineering Gender and Science History of Engineering History of Science Pioneering Women Engineering Pioneering Women Science Women in Engineering Women in STEM Women in Science Women in Technology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Technically Speaking, Inc.,Greenwood VillageUSA

About the authors

Jill S. Tietjen, PE, is President of the National Women's Hall of Fame in Washington DC, USA. An author, speaker, and professionally licensed electrical engineer, she is one of the USA's top experts on scientific and technical women. She is the CEO of Technically Speaking, a national consulting company specializing in improving technological career opportunities for women and girls. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post, writing on great women throughout US History. She is author or co-author of 5 books, and over 100 articles.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Engineering Women: Re-visioning Women's Scientific Achievements and Impacts
  • Authors Jill S. Tietjen
  • Series Title Women in Engineering and Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Women in Engineering and Science
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40800-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-40798-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82187-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-40800-2
  • Series ISSN 2509-6427
  • Series E-ISSN 2509-6435
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 85
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Job Careers in Science and Engineering
    History of Science
    Popular Science, general
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Industry Sectors
Engineering

Reviews

“Numerous books about the historical role of women in science and engineering are biographical in scope. Tietjen, an engineer and a former president of the National Women’s Hall of Fame Board of Directors, provides a hybrid work. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers.” (T. S. Reynolds, Choice, Vol. 54 (9), May, 2017)