Frize, M. IEEE. 2009. Investigation into the Past and Future of Women in Science and Engineering.
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Frize, M. IEEE. 2009. Investigation into the Past and Future of Women in
Science and Engineering. EMBC: 2009 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF
THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOLS 1-20: 1079-
1082. presented at Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-
Medicine-and-Biology-Society in Minneapolis, MN, SEP 03-06, 2009.
Author Full Name(s): Frize, M.
Document Type: Proceedings Paper
Abstract: Covering the Ancient Greek era, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance,
the Enlightenment, the 19(th) and 20th C., this paper explores the visions of
the abilities of women, their access to education, and their roles in these
epochs. Recent data on the participation rate of women in science and
engineering, the culture in these fields, and strategies to increase their
presence are discussed. The paper ends with a discussion on how science and
engineering could benefit from integrating and valuing a blend of masculine and
feminine perspectives. Biomedical engineering as a field frequently chosen by
women is mentioned.
Addresses: Carleton Univ, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada
Reprint Address: Frize, M, Carleton Univ, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada.
E-mail Address: mfrize at connect.carleton.ca
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