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Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers


Edited by Margaret E. Layne, P.E.

ASCE Press

2009 / 260 pp.
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Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers introduces the visionary women who opened the door for today's female engineers. Pioneers such as Emily Roebling, Kate Gleason, Edith Clarke, and Katherine Stinson come to life in this anthology of essays, articles, lectures, and reports. The significant contributions women have made to engineering, in areas as diverse as construction management, environmental protection, and industrial efficiency, are finally placed in their proper historical context. Studies on women engineers in the 1920s and in the years following World War II underscore how far women have progressed in engineering—and how far they have to go.

With selections that span a century of historical and social analysis, Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers and its companion volume, Women in Engineering: Professional Life, present a range of perspectives on women in engineering that will be of interest to historians, engineers, educators, and students.

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.