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A SEED for Success  

This guide presents selected University of Miami Libraries resources supporting A SEED for Success program.
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Selected Library Resources supporting A SEED for Success program

The University of Miami Libraries support SEEDS: Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity Success.  SEEDS, funded by a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant studies and seeks to enhance opportunities for women and other underrepresented minorities in science and engineering at the University of Miami.  To learn more about the University of Miami SEEDS initiative including background, events, programs, resources, and getting involved visit SEEDS.

  • Achieving XXcellence in Science: Role of Professional Societies in Advancing Women in Science
    Internet only.
    Committee on Science and Engineering Policy and Global Affairs of NRC responsible for report based on workshop proceedings. Published by National Academies Press.
  • Athena Unbound
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .E85 2000 and Internet.
    Research based attempt to answer the question of why there are so few women scientists and proposes solutions to the problem. Presents women's experiences at key career stages.
  • Balancing the Equation: Where are Women and Girls in Science, Enginering and Technology
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .N36 2001.
    Report by National Council for Research on Women addresses questions of bringing more women of all backgrounds into the sciences and advancing them to leadership positions.
  • Becoming Leaders: A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science and Technology
    Richter 9th Flr Stacks, T36 .W55 2008.
    Published by American Society of Civil Engineers. Advice on job hunting and gender, sexual harassment, career path/progress, work-life balance, tenure. For students, career women, faculty, deans, chairs.
  • Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering  
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .B49 2007 and Internet.
    From Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering; chaired by University of Miami President Shalala. Published by National Academies Press.
  • Biological, Social, and Organizational Components of Success for Women in Academic Science and Engineering  
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .B56 2006 and Internet.
    From Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering. Published by National Academies Press.
  • Black Women Scientists in the United States
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q141.W367 1999.
    Biographical sketches examining lives and career paths of over 100 black women scientists, mathematicians, researchers and educators with significant contributions to science. Extensive notes, bibliography.
  • Every Other Thursday: Stories and Strategies from Successful Women Scientists
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .D36 2006 and Internet.
    Professional experiences of seven women, most academics, who started support group to address professional and family related challenges.
  • Gender and Occupational Outcomes: Longitudinal Assessments of Individual, Social, and Cultural Influences
    Richter 6th Flr Stacks, HD6060.6 .G448 2008.
    Explores role of gender and implications for higher education opportunities, work equity, economic security, professional value and respect. Statistics tables and extensive references for each chapter.
  • Gendered Innovations in Science, Engineering and Technology
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .G467 2008.
    Exploration of how gender analysis, when turned to science and engineering, can enhance knowledge and open new questions for future research.
  • In Science’s Shadow: Literary Constructions of Late Victorian Women
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, PR468.S34 M87 2006.
    Insight into how women were perceived in literature by Thomas Hardy, Wilkie Collins and other Victorian authors.
  • Making Science Fair: How Can We Achieve Equal Opportunity for Men and Women in Science?
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .F563 2007.
    Continuation of Research Productivity of Scientists by same author but Making Science Fair is more a call to action. Gives more in-depth look at disciplinary differences and how gender affects career decisions
  • Minorities in the Chemical Workforce
    Internet only.
    Published by National Academy Press 2003.
  • Negotiating the Glass Ceiling
    Richter 5th Flr Stacks, LB2332.3.N44 1998.
    Autobiographical accounts of women promoted to senior positions, mostly in UK higher education but also elsewhere.
  • Reflexiones Femisistas en Ciencia
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .F567 2005.
    Attempts to raise profile of women scientists and aspiring women scientists. Three chapters: feminism/feminist movements in context of sciences; women’s access to education/knowledge; women in science.
  • Removing Barriers: Women in Academic Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .R46 2006 and Internet.
    Historical background of women in STEM fields; explores institutional and cultural barriers experienced by these women and addresses remedies for change.
  • Science, Technology and Gender: An International Report
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .S365 2007.
    Aims to spur discussion and action in national and international scientific and academic communities about need to increase women’s participation in S&T careers and raise public awareness of gender issues.
  • Sciences From Below: Feminisms, Postcolonialities, and Modernities
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q175.5 .H395 2008
  • Scientific Pioneers: Women Succeding in Science
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, 130 .T36 2006.
    Explores factors leading to success of ten women scientists. Concludes that in addition to perseverance and talent success requires educational opportunities, institutional support, funding, space and time.
  • She’s Such a Geek!: Women Write About Science, Technology and Other Nerdy Stuff
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .N49 2006.
    Firsthand accounts by women participating in male-dominated STEM fields. As stated in the introduction a celebration and call to arms.
  • Sisters in Science: Converstions with Black Women Scientists About Race, Gender, and Their Passion for Science
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q141 .S556 2006.
    Black women scientists explain influences that shaped their lives as scientists and impact of race and gender on their careers. Brief history of African American women in science, black colleges, and more.
  • Success Strategies for Women in Science: A Portable Mentor
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .S83 2006.
    Readers learn what knowledge and skills are needed to make the transition from trainee to scientist. Addresses current issues these women will face as they plan their careers.
  • The Science Glass Ceiling: Academic Women Scientists and the Struggle to Succeed
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .R675 2004.
    Based on her articles about women in science, author studies women Ph.D.s in scientific fields. Includes discussion of barriers to success identified by women, societal expectations, institutional constraints.
  • To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in Science and Engineering
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .T6 2006.
    Discusses recruitment, retention and advancement of women students, faculty and administrators in science and engineering. Suggests strategies for each issue and population. Published by NRC.
  • Transforming Science and Engineering: Advancing Academic Women
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .T73 2007.
    Begins with analysis of how to increase representation of women in science and engineering; ends with transforming institutional practices and learning from change. Appendix of links to online resources.
  • Who’s Afraid of Marie Curie?: The Challenge Facing Women in Science and Technology
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q147 .H35 2007.
    Explores challenges and opportunities facing women in STEM fields. From middle school to grad school and beyond.
  • Why Aren’t More Women in Science? Top Researchers Debate the Evidence
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .W49 2007.
    Edited title with chapters by researchers with expertise in their fields, primarily psychology. Presents empirical evidence identifying causes of the under representation of women in science.
  • Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Upping the Numbers
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .W652 2007
  • Women and Science: Social Impact and Interaction
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .S44 2004
  • Women in Science: A Social and Cultural History
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .W385 2007.
    Historical look at women in science with extensive notes and bibliography.
  • Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes  
    Richter 4th Flr Stacks, Q130 .Z54 2003.
    Examines gender disparities at different life stages. Addresses education in science and engineering and provides overview of demographic and work force profiles of men and women in science and engineering.
  • Women in the Chemical Workforce.
    Internet only.
    Published by the national Academy Press 2000.
  • Use of Marine Science Education to Promote Science Literacy and the Representation of Minorities and Women in Science: A Case Study
    Marine Lib. Stacks, MAF Report S373u and ASC University, MAF Report 1995 S373u.

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