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Why Do we Need Women Scientists and Engineers?

Synopsis
Royal Holloway, University of London’s 2015 Women in Science Lecture given by Professor Lynne Frostick of the University of Hull.

In the century since Marie Curie did her pioneering work in physics many things have changed for women in the in tertiary education . Women can now go to any University and read any available subject, including the whole range of sciences and engineering. In some subjects which were the preserve of men throughout the 20th century, such as medicine, women now make up more than half the undergraduate population. Yet this has not meant that women are rising to fill more than half the senior positions in this area. In some subjects numbers of female undergraduates are still extremely low: notably computer science and engineering. Across science and engineering there are still few women role models in senior positions, particularly in Universities and industry. Professor Frostick asks why are women not attracted to some subjects, why do they not rise to the top of their professions; what can be done to change things, and why it matters.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2015
Subjects
Engineering; Science
Keywords
careers for women; equality of opportunity; women in science and engineering

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