Young Women of Achievement

A Resource for Girls in Science, Math, and Technology

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If you are a girl or young woman who has an interest in science or think you might, this excellent guide, full of highly useful information, will start you on the path toward realizing your career dreams.

Are you planning a career in the sciences

Are you planning a career in the sciences, math, or technology? Do you think that math and science are only for boys? Well, think again. Long gone are the days when only boys could dream of a career as an astronaut or a physicist. If you're a girl, now is the time to begin contemplating a career in these areas. It is estimated that by the year 2010 the need for qualified personnel in math, 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 girls to the many exciting career opportunities available in the sciences and provides specific strategies for overcoming obstacles and planning for a future career in these areas.

Part II recounts heartening personal stories of girls and young women in the sciences, detailing how they got involved and what they have been able to achieve. These girls share how, with a little guidance and a lot of perseverance, they are now accomplishing more than they ever knew they could.

Part III offers timelines of extraordinary women throughout history and inspiring quotations. Everyone recognizes the famous men of scientific history, but readers will be amazed at how many female role models abound for girls contemplating careers in all branches of the sciences. Valuable thoughts on keeping a personal journal of progress and achievements are also in this section.

Part IV concludes the book with a list of Web sites specifically geared toward women in the sciences, suggestions for science-oriented computer software, and many other helpful resources. ...Continua

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