Resources on Women in STEM (March 2020)

This essay first appeared in the March 2020 issue of Choice (volume 57 | issue 7).


This essay highlights women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions and identifies a body of related literature published within the past eleven years.1 Many of the resources covered here are intended to encourage women to enter STEM fields. The fifty-eight selected titles include background information and statistics on the contemporary workforce, as well as studies or surveys about STEM gender inequality that examine why women flourish within or leave STEM careers. Some of these resources explore the role of governments, society, and educational institutions, investigating how each contributes to the complex global problem of gender inequality in the …

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About the author:

Janet Ochs is coordinator of the SUNY Cortland Computer Applications Program; she obtained her MS degree in Computer Information Technology from Regis University. Jennifer Parker is discovery services librarian at SUNY Cortland Memorial Library; she received her MLIS degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Jeremy Pekarek is archivist & instructional services librarian at SUNY Cortland; he received his MSLIS degree from Syracuse University.