As I was compiling our resources related to women and science, I discovered that we have a lot of material on this topic. It would be a true test of my writing abilities to describe all of our guides, reading lists, Web casts and the like in a single blog post without creating an information overload. So, I have decided to write a series of posts that will focus on general and specific topics related to women in science- this way each topic will have its own place to shine.
A good place to start this series of posts is with the panel discussion we hosted on Women in Science and Engineering for the 2009 National Women’s History Month–the theme was “Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet.”
The panel was moderated by Carol Burger from Virginia Tech who founded and edits the Journal of women and minorities in science and engineering. Other presenters were Anne Bartuska, now Deputy Chief for Research and Development, Natural Resources and Environment, USDA, and Amy Abel, an energy policy expert in the Library’s Congressional Research Service.
For this lecture, we compiled a guide to Women and Minorities in Science. In this guide you will find a list of books and journals that focus on women and minorities in the sciences, along with titles about education, recruitment and career. Also listed are our related science guides on women and minorities, as well as selected Internet resources.
(You can also view the 2009 keynote address by Lisa Perez Jackson, the first African American woman to head the EPA .)