Diversity in Action: Diversity in Science, 1st Edition

  • Cathleen Small
  • Published By: Rosen Central
  • ISBN-10: 1499440758
  • ISBN-13: 9781499440751
  • DDC: 500
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Science is one field in which diversity and its benefits are embraced, because scientists often collaborate in teams to figure out the best ideas and build off the ideas of other colleagues. Readers will learn about the challenges and successes of sundry scientists including the brilliant Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, Iranian Fields Medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani, and the inspiring story of the dazzling mind of physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who persevered despite incredible physical limitations. This informative volume discusses STEM and STEAM initiatives to encourage minorities to become involved in science, and inspire readers, too.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Diversity in the Risr.
1: Sally Ride: The First American Female Astronaut.
Racial Diversity in Science.
2: Mae Jemison: Pioneering Space Scientist.
Gender Diversity in Science.
3: Jennifer Doudna: Trailblazing Geneticist.
Economic and Social Diversity in Science.
4: Srinivasa Ramanujan: Mathematical Genius.
Cultural Diversity in Science.
5: Maryam Mirzakhani: Fields Medal Winner.
Diverse Abilities in Science.
6: Temple Grandin: Leading Animal Scientist and Autism Advocate.
For Further Reading.