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Women in Engineering: Professional Life

Women in Engineering: Professional Life

Women in Engineering: Professional Life

Edited by Margaret E. Layne, P.E.

ASCE Press

2009 / 270 pp.



 
Soft Cover - In Stock
$35.00 List / $26.25ASCE Member
Stock No. 40991 / ISBN: 9780784409916


Description

Women in Engineering: Professional Life illuminates the professional lives of today's women engineers through articles, lectures, reports, and essays dating back to the 1920s. The selections in this groundbreaking anthology examine the current state of employment opportunities for women, the gender gap, and opportunities for career advancement for women in engineering. This companion volume to Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers includes reports from the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor encouraging women to pursue engineering careers during and after World War II; career advice from pioneer Elsie Eaves; and a retrospective of the Society of Women Engineers' guidance activities.

With selections that span a century of historical and social analysis, Women in Engineering: Professional Life and Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers detail the triumphs and challenges women have faced in the engineering field and bring to vivid life their contributions to engineering, and to history.

About the Editor
Margaret "Peggy" E. Layne, P.E., is project director of Advance VT , a program created at Virginia Tech to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers.