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Women In Chemistry


August 9, 2010

Women In Industry

Over the past year, women have made slow but steady progress in the U.S. chemical industry's upper crust.

July 12, 2010

Salaries Of Chemists Fall

Unemployment reaches new heights in 2009 as recession hits profession hard.

March 1, 2010

Women Now 17% Of Chemistry Faculty

Up again by 1% from the previous year, women’s progress is steady but glacial.

February 22, 2010

Chavonda J. Mills

Mentoring changed this ACS Scholar's life, now she hopes to pass her experiences on.

February 15, 2010

ACS Award For Encouraging Women Into Careers In The Chemical Sciences

Sponsored by the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

February 1, 2010

Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal

Sponsored by the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal

January 25, 2010

Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry

"Women in Chemistry" Profiles

Editorials & ACS Comments

More Recommended Reading

A variety of resources are available on the topic of women in science and engineering. Here is a selected bibliography:

Ad hoc Panel on Industry, Committee on Women in Science & Engineering, Office of Scientific & Engineering Personnel, National Research Council. "Women Scientists and Engineers Employed in Industry: Why So Few?" Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1994.

Brennan, Mairin B. "Reflections of Women in Science," Chemical & Engineering News, 76, No. 14 (1998): 37-41.

Brennan, Mairin B. "Reshaping Affirmative Action,"

Chemical & Engineering News, 76, No. 29 (1998): 17-31.

Brennan, Mairin B. "Women Chemists Reconsidering Careers at Research Universities," Chemical & Engineering News, 74, No. 24 (1996): 8-15.

Catalyst. "Advancing Women in Business--The Catalyst Guide." San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.

Committee on Economic & Professional Affairs, Office of Society Services. "Salaries '98." Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1998.

Committee on Professional Training 1998 Annual Report, Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1998.

Davidson, Gaelyn, and Linda Skidmore, editors. "Organizations Encouraging Women in Science and Engineering." Washington D.C.: National Research Council, 1993.

Dix, Linda, and Marsha Matyas, editors. "Science and Engineering Programs: On Target for Women?" Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1992.

Driscoll, Dawn-Marie, and Carol R. Greenberg. "Membership in the Club: The Coming of Age of Executive Women." New York: Free Press, 1993.

Everett, Kenneth, Will DeLoach, and Stephanie Bressan. "Women in the Ranks," Journal of Chemical Education,73, No. 2 (1996): 139-141.

Fort, Deborah C., editor. "A Hand Up: Women Mentoring Women in Science." Washington, D.C.: Association for Wom- en in Science, 1993.

National Science Board. "Science and Engineering Indicators, 1998." Arlington, Va.: National Science Foundation, 1998.

Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey, and Marelene Rayner-Canham. "Women in Chemistry: Their Changing Roles from Alchemical Times to the Mid-Twentieth Century." Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1998.

Sonnert, Gerhard. "Gender Differences in Science Careers: The Project Access Study." Piscataway, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

Sonnert, Gerhard. "Who Succeeds in Science? The Gender Dimension." Piscataway, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

Sonnert, Gerhard. "Gender Equity in Science: Still an Elusive Goal," Issues in Science & Technology, 12, No. 2 (1995-96): 53-58.

Tobias, Sheila, Daryl E. Chubin, and Kevin Aylesworth. "Rethinking Science as a Career: Perceptions and Realities in the Physical Sciences." Tucson: Research Corporation, 1995.

Valian, Virginia. "Running in Place,"The Sciences, 38, No. 1 (1998): 18-23.

Valian, Virginia. "Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women." Boston: MIT Press, 1998.

"Women Board Directors of the Fortune 500." (From the 1997 Catalyst Census.) New York: Catalyst, 1997.

"Women in Corporate Leadership: Progress and Prospects." New York: Catalyst, 1996.