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  • 1999 International Symposium on Technology and Society - Women and Technology: Historical, Societal, and Professional Perspectives. Proceedings. Networking the World (Cat. No.99CH37005)

    Publication Year: 1999
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  • Estrogen controversy and closure mechanisms: how did estrogen recover from being discredited?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):141 - 152
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  • "Vibration is life!": electromechanical vibrators and women consumers, 1899-1930

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 184
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  • 'Engineeresses' 'invade' campus: four decades of debate over technical coeducation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):195 - 201
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    The history of engineering education for women helps identify the ways in which observers have interpreted the gendered nature of the engineering profession. Historically, women in engineering programs, even more than in science, stood out due to their rarity. Thus, their very presence led people to confront questions about what it means to be a man or a woman in a technological society, what it m... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):402 - 403
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  • The “girl next door” in virtual play space: victim, or vixen, or invisible?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):3 - 18
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    This paper begins a comprehensive analysis of gender and virtual gaming, and the ethics and legality surrounding this dyad. The first part of the paper introduces the ideas of gaming as an act of representational politics - what is taking place with female images, girls and women as characters and as players, and consequently, how can we assess the ethical significance of these in a broad social r... View full abstract»

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  • Technologizing the home: Mary Pennington and the rise of domestic food refrigeration

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):290 - 294
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    The idea that women should help to engineer products they will use is still radical enough to be controversial today. In the 1920s, food refrigeration engineer Mary Engle Pennington played a critical role in the development of home refrigeration in the USA. Pennington was a Quaker who talked about her efforts with the rhetoric of a missionary as she proclaimed the gospel of high-quality refrigerat... View full abstract»

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  • An introduction to mechanical engineering technology and computer aided design for women over thirty: a ten year follow-up study

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):130 - 134
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    A ten year follow-up study of a course taught to seventeen women over thirty to introduce them to mechanical engineering technology and computer aided design was conducted to assess the effectiveness the course had in achieving the goal of increasing the number of female students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department of New York City Technical College, where few women have taken adva... View full abstract»

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  • Balancing work life issues: a two dimensional/two generation perspective

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    Summary form only given. A key issue for technical and professional women that is raised year after year is the necessary trade-off between devotion to spouse and family vs. to career. And, year after year, we learn of unique solutions to help balance this trade-off-from women who have been there and done that. We are now even beginning to hear about how men are considering and responding to this ... View full abstract»

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  • Group projects: woman and men can work together in the computer science realm

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):245 - 248
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    The paper describes how group projects in the undergraduate level can educate men and women about each other, encourage women to continue in the computer science curriculum and reinforce women's role in the computer science realm. In today's society it is important for graduates of the computer science programs to be able to interact with colleagues effectively and professionally. Group projects e... View full abstract»

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  • Women and technology: the Spanish scenery

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):105 - 107
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    Since the appearance of the first woman engineer in the 50's till now, a massive incorporation of women in the technology area (more quantitative than qualitative) is being produced. This evolution has placed Spain over the medium world level. The article intends to gather information to synthesize the present situation of the women-technology relationship in the Aragon Autonomous Region and in Sp... View full abstract»

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  • “We release them little by little”: maturation and gender identity as seen in the use of mobile telephony

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    Summary form only given, as follows. This paper examines the social meaning behind the adoption of mobile telephones by teenagers in Norway. Through this adoption process, one can see the way in which youths are developing their adult identity as well as their gendered identity. The primary database used in this analysis is from two telephone questionnaires of Norwegian youths aged 13 to 20, carri... View full abstract»

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  • New technologies and the quest for a balanced life: if women are hitting the glass ceiling now, what will it mean if they become invisible?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):357 - 362
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    The presence of new technologies in the workplace and home has had a dramatic effect on women's ability to balance the conflicting demands of motherhood and professional life. The paper discusses the impacts of technological flexibility on the professional lives of women and the potential social and career-related costs of moving from office to home. The author also suggests a method, Virtual Work... View full abstract»

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  • The contingent construction of the relationship between gender and computer science

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):299 - 311
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    There is a striking difference in female participation in computer science (CS) courses between developing countries and industrially developed ones. In industrially developed countries, there has been a decline in female participation in CS courses. Less well known is the fact that there is actually a difference in female participation in CS courses and in the rate of decline within Europe. It ca... View full abstract»

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  • Anthropology, archaeology, and the social study of technology: an overview

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):257 - 259
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    Anthropology has always included and continues to include the social aspects of technology and innovation. Despite early calls for the inclusion of this research in the field of science, technology, and society, anthropological research, particularly in the realm of prehistory, has by and large not been integrated into this new discipline. This is unfortunate, as anthropology draws data from a ran... View full abstract»

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  • MentorNet: leveraging technology to increase the numbers of women in engineering and science

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Summary form only given. The underrepresentation of women in engineering and related fields has been well documented, with. Negative consequences for the talent pool available for the future workforce and equal opportunity. Mentoring has been lauded as a strategy to improve retention of women students in engineering and related fields. Electronic communications now can support a cost-effective opp... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to the situation of Spanish women holding research/teaching positions based on the production/reproduction model

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):367 - 377
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    The basis of this study is the concept of double presence in the theoretical mainframe of production-reproduction model. Current Spanish reality has created a conflict between productive and reproductive work and has caused an unequal distribution between women and men, of both the weight and the value of the work. The access of Spanish women scientists and engineers in technically related researc... View full abstract»

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  • Workspace design, ergonomics and gender

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):162 - 170
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    Control of the worker and of the labor process, in an effort to maximize productivity, has always been of paramount importance for capitalist management. This attempt at control, historically, has been played out in the place of work or, more specifically, in the “space” of work. The capitalist workplace, as contested terrain and as the source of the methodologies of control, has been ... View full abstract»

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  • Gender, technology and work: understanding patterns in women's employment in science and technology occupations

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):118 - 129
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    From 1970-1990 there was growth in women's participation in science and engineering fields. However, women's participation is still substantially less than participation in other professional occupations. Penetration of women in science and technology professions means that, as we enter the next century, women will have minimal access to lucrative and in-demand occupations. Rectifying this require... View full abstract»

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  • National WEPAN Pilot Climate Survey exploring the environment for undergraduate engineering students

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):61 - 72
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    The primary purpose of the WEPAN (Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network) Pilot Climate Survey was to develop a method to assess engineering student perceptions of the educational climate at colleges and universities in the USA. More than 8000 male and female undergraduate engineering students from 29 institutions responded to the survey. Participating institutions used their individu... View full abstract»

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  • A woman engineer's view of 50 years in the profession

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):219 - 222
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    Based on several photographs and clippings which span a period of over fifty years, a dozen newspapers will touch on some of the highlights and unusual aspects of the author's engineering career, as well as the careers of her two engineering daughters. The author's scrapbook begins with publicity she received after winning engineering school scholarships, and later, was the first woman to graduate... View full abstract»

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  • Using the World Wide Web for social change: drummergirl.com, a case study

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):48 - 53
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    Traditionally, drumming has been a male-dominated field. Even today, mainstream drum publications have continued to ignore the existence and contributions of female musicians. Additionally, they do not provide positive role models or inspiration for aspiring female drummers and continue to reinforce negative stereotypes and prejudices against women. In 1995, I created “drummergirl.com”... View full abstract»

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  • Women engineers bridging the gender gap

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):206 - 210
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    The number of women receiving undergraduate engineering degrees did not reach 1% nationwide (USA) until 1972. Today, the engineering workforce is estimated to be just under 10% female and about 20% of undergraduate engineering degrees are awarded to women. This scarcity of women in the engineering field is due to a number of factors leading back to the genesis of the engineering field. The paper t... View full abstract»

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  • Women in computer science: where have we been and where are we going?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):242 - 244
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    We discuss the historical and current perspectives on women in computer science and the recent downward trend of women's participation in this field. We then present results from a survey that asked respondents their views on why women's participation in the field of computing is decreasing, what we can do to reverse this trend, and what they predict the future holds for women in computing. We con... View full abstract»

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  • MentorNet: lessons learned from electronic communities for women engineers

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):37 - 43
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    Electronic communications are providing unprecedented opportunities for the development of communities among people at diverse locations and with similar interests. This paper examines electronic communities sponsored by MentorNet (the National Electronic Industrial Mentoring Network for Women in Engineering and Science), which sponsors electronic discussion lists to foster the development of comm... View full abstract»

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