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.

Contributor(s): Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering (U.S.) | Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.)Publication details: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2007Description: xxvii, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780309100427 (hardback); 0309100429 (hardback); 9780309654548 (pdf); 0309654548 (pdf); 0309103207; 9780309103206Subject(s): Women in science -- United States | Women in engineering -- United States | Science -- Study and teaching -- United States | Engineering -- Study and teaching -- United States | Women -- Education -- United States | Vocational interests -- United StatesLOC classification: Q130 | .B49 2007Also issued online.Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-299) and index.

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.

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