Women in Engineering

Margaret Layne
Women in Engineering: Professional Life illuminates the professional lives of today s women engineers through articles, lectures, reports, and essays dating back to the 1920s. The selections in this groundbreaking anthology examine the current state of employment opportunities for women, the gender gap, and opportunities for career advancement for women in engineering. This companion volume to Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers includes reports from the Women s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor encouraging women to pursue engineering careers during and after World War II; career advice from pioneer Elsie Eaves; and a retrospective of the Society of Women Engineers guidance activities. With selections that span a century of historical and social analysis, Women in Engineering: Professional Life and Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers, details the triumphs and challenges women have faced in the engineering field, and brings to vivid life their contributions to engineering, and to history. About the Author Margaret E. Layne, P.E., is project director of Advance VT, a program created at Virginia Tech to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers.

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