In 1903, only two years after the Nobel Foundation was established, a Nobel Prize was
awarded to a woman, Marie Curie,
for the first time. Women have been winning Nobel Prizes ever since. In fact, one woman, Bertha von Suttner was influential in
convincing Alfred Nobel to set aside a Prize for peace. Women have won Prizes in all
categories with the exception of Economics
(which was established in 1968 and first awarded in 1969).
Physiology & Medicine:
For more information about female scientists in general and Nobel Prize-winning women
in particular, we recommend the following books from our Book Stacks.
Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries, by Sharon
Bertsch McGrayne, is the first book to examine the lives and accomplishments of women who
have received the Nobel Prize, as well as those those who contributed to prize-winning
Science : Learning and Succeeding from the Margins by Margaret A. Eisenhart,
Elizabeth Finkel |
|For Junior High School-age children, consider this concise paperback: Nobel Prize
Winners (Women in Profile Series) by Carlotta Hacker |
Women in Science for Young People, by Vivian Sheldon Epstein, is an outstanding
resource for schools seeking role models for young women interested in science.
Most Important Women of the 20th Century describes the contribution of women from
around the world in all fields ranging from writing and science to politics and athletics.
|500 Great Books
by Women: A Reader's Guide An indispensable and extremely well-organized treasure
map to literature by women. Contains brief reviews of 500 books by women, and seven
cross-referenced indexes to identify books by author, title, genre, topic, and even
country of book content. - Amazon.com |
|Let's Hear It
for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. have culled a stellar group of
375 titles divided into picture books, storybooks, chapter books, and more complex
writings. - Amazon.com |
Nobel-Prize winning Researchers in Science
Nobel-Prize worthy Researchers in Science
A variety of organizations exist which serve to promote the role of women in science,
technology, politics, and society. Below are links to some of the more prominent ones. If
you would like to add your favorite women-advocacy organization to this list, please send
us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Science:
Women in Technology:
Articles on Women and Science:
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