Women scientists and engineers

1. Write an essay about why are so few women becoming scientists and engineers? “Women have made tremendous progress in education and the workplace during the past 50 years. Although in some areas such as business, law, and medicine, women have made impressive gains, why are so few women becoming scientists and engineers? There are many factors that you can discuss. Below you will find some example subjects to discuss:
You can analyze the effects of social norm and legal system. Which kind of science jobs are women more likely to be found in? What can be said about women’s academic achievement in science & engineering? How do women in science compare to men in terms of salary & compensation? How does the status of women in science differ from culture to culture? What strategies do you recommend that can improve women’s prospect in work environment or open a path for future opportunities in your selected field of interest.

2. Write an essay reviewing what role have women played in the development of Science/ Engineering and technology. How has technological change affected the roles of women and ideas of gender?

3. Assess the status of women scientist, engineer & technology in U.S. Analyze the effects of the legal system, social norms on participation of women in this field. This could include numbers, comparison of men and women employed in these fields, wage gap between men and women, challenges and opportunities that woman in these area faces today as their plan their careers. You may also emphasize special area of concern related to MSET. At the end recommend some strategies that can improve women’s prospect in work environment as well as opening a path for future opportunities in your selected country.

4. Write an essay reviewing how women scientists are doing in another country. This could include numbers, comparison of their employment, wages gap between men and women, challenges, barriers, opportunities thatwomen in your selected country faces today, effects of legal system/social norms, or it may emphasize special areas of concern.

5. Write an essay reviewing the status of women at California State University Northridge (CSUN) undergraduates, graduates, faculty or staff. Write about how the status of women has changed during the past two decade. Data must be included. You may find useful information at: www.csun.edu/assessment

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