Women in STEM: A Research Guide

This guide provides sources and research strategies for critical analysis of women in STEM fields. 

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.

Researching Women in STEM

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:

Ida Martinez
Subject Specialist for Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Environmental Science & Geology

Marianne Stowell Bracke
Subject Specialist for Engineering

Damecia Donahue
Subject Specialist for Computer Science, & Manager of Immersive Technology Spaces

Meghan McGowan
Subject Specialist for Kinesiology, Health & Sports Studies, and Nutrition and Food Science

Katrina Rouan
Subject Specialist for Physics and Astronomy

Alexandra Sarkozy
Subject Specialist for Nursing

"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.