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BIOL 307 / W S 307: Women in science and engineering

the library guide for students enrolled in BIOL307 / WS307

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Highlighted Library Books

The ISU Library has a large number of books on the topic of women in STEM. The books below are a small selection we've pulled out to get you started. 

The Bearded Lady Project - Challenging the Face of Science
Wangari Maathai
Data Feminism
Holding Hands with Bacteria: The Life and Work of Marjory Stephenson
The Role of Women in the History of Geology
The Nature of Life and Death
Girls Coming to Tech:  A History of American Engineering Education for Women
Japanese Women in Science and Engineering
Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures
Women of Mayo Clinic: The founding generation
Find Your Path: Unconventional lessons from 36 leading scientists and engineers
American Women Afield
Thank You, Madagascar: the conservation diaries of Alison Jolly
Women in Engineering and Science Book Series
Nursing's Great Leaders: a history of activism
Erika Sutter: Seen with Other Eyes: Memories of a Swiss Eye Doctor in Rural South Africa
Resilience and Success: the professional journeys of African American women scientists
Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention
Diversity in Visualization
Einstein`s Wife - the Real Story of Mileva Einstein-Maric
Becoming Leaders: a practical handbook for women in engineering, science, and technology
Changing the Face of Engineering: The African American Experience
Beating the Odds: Winning Strategies of Women in STEM

Why can't I find a book about ___? 

Erin and Megan have been working on projects that examine why books about STEM practitioners who are not cis straight white men can be difficult to locate. If you're interested in this topic check out the websites they built to help students, educators, and librarians locate these materials. 

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