A Note on Language
This guide refers to women, females, and girls in STEM. These words are used in existing scholarship and metadata. We acknowledge that they are exclusionary terms that fail to highlight how many of these issues also impact others who are invisible in current and historical study, including trans men, non-binary people, and other members of the LGBTQIA community.
This guide provides sources and research strategies on key issues regarding women in STEM fields. Wayne State community members can request further research assistance from these librarians:
Subject Specialist for Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Environmental Science & Geology
Subject Specialist for Engineering, Computer Science, & Manager of Immersive Technology Spaces
Subject Specialist for Kinesiology, Health & Sports Studies, and Nutrition and Food Science
Subject Specialist for Physics and Astronomy
Subject Specialist for Nursing and Biomedical Engineering
"I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy."
- Marie Curie, first woman to win a Nobel Prize; only woman in history to win two Nobel Prizes; only human in history to win Nobel Prizes in two different sciences.