Sisters in Science: Conversations with Black Women Scientists on Race, Gender, and Their Passion for Science (Paperback)

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Sisters in Science
Purdue University Press
6.00" x 9.00"

Book Description

This is the first book of interviews with prominent black women scientists across the United States. These black women scientists are pioneers in their chosen scientific profession and represent a broad spectrum of disciplines, ages, and geographical locations. Each interview allows the reader to delve into the soul of the scientist, to experience her challenges, and to witness her triumphs despite obstacles.

About the Author(s):

Diann Jordan is currently an associate professor of biology science at Alabama State University and an educational consultant. She was the first woman ever hired in the Soil and Atmospheric Science Department, first african american woman tenured in a science department at Univeristy of Missouri-Columbia (1996)and the first african american woman to earn a Ph.D. in soil science at Michigan State University 1987. For more than 10 years she has given seminars and workshops,and written articles on the issues facing young women and minorities in science and engineering. Her articles have appeared in the leading journals, as well as in magazines and newspapers. Listen to an interview with Dr. Jordan broadcast in June 2010 on public radio station WBAA.