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Multcolib Research: Ada Lovelace Day: Women in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics

Rocket Girl
Rocket Girl The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist By Morgan, George D. (Book - 2013 ) B-Mo8232 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents the life of America's first female rocket scientist, describing how her talent for chemistry and her work with German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun proved essential in the success of America's early space program.

Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age
Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age By Beyer, Kurt (Book - 2009 ) B-H797b 2009 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Grace Hopper's greatest technical achievement was to create the tools that would allow humans to communicate with computers in terms other than ones and zeroes. This advance influenced all future programming and software design and laid the foundation for the development of user-friendly personal computers.

Soundings
Soundings The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor By Felt, Hali (Book - 2012 ) B-Th3296f 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Until Marie Tharp's groundbreaking work in the 1950s, the floor of the ocean was a mystery--then, as now, we knew less about the ocean than we did about outer space. In a time when women in the scientific community were routinely dismissed, Tharp's work changed our understanding of the earth's geologic evolution.

Hedy's Folly
Hedy's Folly The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World By Rhodes, Richard (Book - 2011 ) 791.43028092 L216r 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the lesser-known technological talents of actress Hedy Lamarr and the collaborative work with avant-garde composer George Antheil that eventually led to the development of spread-spectrum radio, cell phones, and GPS systems.

African American Women Chemists
African American Women Chemists By Brown, Jeannette E. (Book - 2012 ) 540.922 B8784a 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Written by Jeannette Brown, an African American chemist herself, the book profiles the lives of numerous women, ranging from the earliest pioneers up until the late 1960's when the Civil Rights Acts sparked greater career opportunities.

On A Farther Shore
On A Farther Shore The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson By Souder, William (Book - 2012 ) B-Ca2395s 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines how the biologist and reformer helped to raise awareness of the natural world, the importance of conservation, and the dangers of synthetic pesticides.

Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science
Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science An Astronomer Among the American Romantics By Bergland, Renée L. (Book - 2008 ) 520.92 M682b 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Science and humanities were not seen as separate spheres in the nineteenth century; indeed, before the Civil War, women flourished in science and mathematics, disciplines that were considered less politically threatening and less profitable than the humanities. This book chronicles the ideological, academic, and economic changes that led to the original sexing of science-now so familiar that most of us have never known it any other way.

Rosalind Franklin
Rosalind Franklin The Dark Lady of DNA By Maddox, Brenda (Book - 2002 ) B-Fr8548m 2002 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Presents the frequently overlooked story of the woman who helped discover the double helix structure of DNA, detailing the contributions of scientist Rosalind Franklin to the work of Watson, Crick, and Wilkins.

Hypatia of Alexandria
Hypatia of Alexandria Mathematician and Martyr By Deakin, Michael A. B. (Book - 2007 ) 186.4 H998de 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of the first well-documented woman in mathematics, whose work led to her murder.

Rosalyn Yalow, Nobel Laureate
Rosalyn Yalow, Nobel Laureate Her Life and Work in Medicine : A Biographical Memoir By Straus, Eugene (Book - 1998 ) B-Ya115s 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who pioneered in the field of nuclear medicine, built a world-class laboratory, and broke the gender barrier in science.

Marie Curie and Her Daughters
Marie Curie and Her Daughters The Private Lives of Science's First Family By Emling, Shelley (Book - 2012 ) B-C975e 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Drawing on personal interviews with Curie's descendents, as well as revelatory new archives, this is a wholly new story about Marie Curie--and a family of women inextricably connected to the dawn of nuclear physics.

The Bride of Science
The Bride of Science Romance, Reason and Byron's Daughter By Woolley, Benjamin (Book - 1999 ) B-Lo942w 1999

Annotation:Presents the story of Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron, who was connected with some of the influential characters of the age including Charles Dickens, Michael Faraday, Charles Darwin and Charles Babbage. Her work with Babbage led to her being credited with the invention of computer programming.

Now You See It
Now You See It How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn By Davidson, Cathy N. (Book - 2011 ) 153.733 D2523n 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Documents a 2003 experiment at Duke University where the author had free iPods issued to the freshman class to see how the device could be used academically, in a report that reveals other technological ideas that are revolutionizing education.

The Canon
The Canon A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science By Angier, Natalie (Book - 2007 ) 500 A588c 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Award-winning science journalist Angier draws on conversations with hundreds of the world's top scientists, and her own work as a reporter for the New York Times, to create an entertaining guide to scientific literacy.

Women in Mathematics
Women in Mathematics The Addition of Difference By Henrion, Claudia (Book - 1997 ) 305.4351 H519w 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:Based upon a series of ten intensive interviews with prominent women mathematicians throughout the United States, this book investigates the role of gender in the complex relationship between mathematician, the mathematical community, and mathematics itself.

The Madame Curie Complex
The Madame Curie Complex The Hidden History of Women in Science By Des Jardins, Julie (Book - 2010 ) 500.82 D4412m 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Madame Curie Complex gives fresh insight into the barriers and successes for women in science, and sheds light on the way our cultural ideas of gender have shaped the profession.

Rocket Girl
Rocket Girl The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist By Morgan, George D. (eBook - 2013 ) Click here to access the Overdrive title »
The Canon
The Canon A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science By Angier, Natalie (eBook - 2007 )

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Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. Check out these fascinating reads about and/or by accomplished women in STEM fields.


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