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The Resource The only woman in the room, Eileen Pollack

The only woman in the room, Eileen Pollack

Label
The only woman in the room
Title
The only woman in the room
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Pollack
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eileen Pollack had grown up in the 1960s and 70s dreaming of a career as a theoretical astrophysicist. Denied the chance to take advanced courses in science and math, she nonetheless made her way to Yale, where, despite finding herself far behind the men in her classes, she went on to graduate, summa cum laude, with honors, as one of the university's first two women to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in physics. And yet, isolated, lacking in confidence, starved for encouragement, she abandoned her ambition to become a physicist. Years later, Pollack revisited her reasons for walking away from the career she once had coveted. She spent six years interviewing her former teachers and classmates and dozens of other women who had dropped out before completing their degrees in science. In addition, Pollack talked to experts in the field of gender studies and reviewed the most up-to-date research that seeks to document why women and minorities underperform in STEM fields. Girls who study science and math are still belittled and teased by their male peers and teachers, even by other girls. They are led to think that any interest or achievement in science or math will diminish their popularity. They are still being steered away from advanced courses in technical fields, while deeply entrenched stereotypes lead them to see themselves as less talented than their male classmates, a condition that causes them to fulfill such expectations and perform more poorly than the boys sitting beside them
Cataloging source
AU@
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1956-
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Pollack, Eileen
Dewey number
305.420973
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Performed by Gayle Hendrix
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Hendrix, Gayle
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  • Pollack, Eileen
  • Women scholars
  • Women scientists
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • MP3 (Audio coding standard)
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The only woman in the room, Eileen Pollack
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Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1722733
Dimensions
12 cm
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 CD (MP3) (12 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781531871604
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
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digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
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unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)965528255
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The only woman in the room, Eileen Pollack
Publication
Copyright
Note
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1722733
Dimensions
12 cm
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 CD (MP3) (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781531871604
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)965528255
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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