Women and Physics

By Laura McCullough

Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin - Stout, Menomonie, WI

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A discussion of some of the issues surrounding women's participation in physics. What comes with being of the feminine persuasion in a physics world?  What hinders women's participation in physics?  What helps?  Why is it important?  The fun and occasional fury of being a woman in a male dominated field.


Laura McCullough Dr. McCullough is a Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She has a Ph.D. in Science Education and has studied gender and science issues as well as physics education research for 15 years.

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