Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules: Women in Technology, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth Schmermund
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766081508
  • ISBN-13: 9780766081505
  • DDC: 609.2
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Statistics tell us that women are underrepresented in STEM careers, yet many of technology’s greatest innovations have come from women. Ada Lovelace is considered one of the first computer programmers. It was six women who programmed the important ENIAC computer during World War II. While women’s contributions to technology are often overlooked, this resource celebrates the lives and accomplishments of women inventors and innovators throughout history. Also included are chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading section containing books and websites, and an index.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Women and Technology in the Ancient World.
2: Women's Innovations During the Middle Ages.
3: Technology in the Renaissance and the Early Modern Period.
4: Women Inventors in the Long Nineteenth Century.
5: Advances for Women in the Twentieth Century.
6: Women in Technology Today.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.