Are you planning a career in the sciences, math, or technology? If youÆre a girl, you probably should be. It is estimated that by the year 2010 the need for qualified personnel in science and technology careers will increase dramatically. Yet right now only 16 percent of women are involved in science and engineering careers despite the fact that women make up 45 percent of the total labor force. All this means that opportunities abound for women in the sciences.
This upbeat, very useful resource guide will give young women everything they need to start exploring and planning a career in science, math, or technology. Part I introduces readers to the many exciting career opportunities available in the sciences and provides specific strategies for planning for a future career in these areas. Part II recounts true stories of girls and young women in the sciences, detailing how they got involved and what they have accomplished. Part III offers timelines of extraordinary women throughout history, inspiring quotations, a list of Web sites specifically geared toward women in the sciences, suggestions for science-oriented computer software, and many other recommended resources.
If you have an interest in science, this excellent guide, full of useful information, will start you on the path toward realizing your career dreams.
Karnes (U. of S. Mississippi) and Stephens' (Duke U.) guide will provide motivation and support for girls and young women considering careers in science, mathematics, and technology. Coverage includes career possibilities and career-planning strategies; personal accounts of girls and young women who have achieved success in these non- traditional fields; a timeline of accomplishments of well-known women throughout history; inspiring quotations; and a resource section of books, websites, organizations, competitions, and special programs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Frances A. Karnes, Ph.D. (Hattiesburg, MS), is the director of The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Kristen R. Stephens, Ph.D. (Durham, NC), is the support services coordinator for the Duke University Talent Identification Program.