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Selected Resources

The Ada Project
Clearinghouse for information and resources relating to women in computing. Has a nice list of other sites on women in science and technology.
Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
Archive of data on 86 twentieth century women who have made original and important contributions to physics. The citations describe and document their major contributions and provide biographical information pertaining to the scientific lives of the women.
Distinguished Women of the Past and Present
Biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways, including writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, and entertainers.
Internet Resources for Women in the Sciences
Links for student and professional women in the sciences and engineering.
Women in Science
Profiles of sixteen women scientists, spanning several centuries and nationalities.
Women in Science
Resources for female science students, including a section for contacting mentors currently working in the sciences.


Stanford Society of Women Engineers
Strives to build programs based on women’s issues in engineering, promote corporate involvement, spark interest in engineering and science at the pre-college level, and create a friendly, interactive atmosphere within Stanford SWE and in the Stanford engineering community.
Women in Science and Engineering
Sponsored by the Stanford University Vice Provost for Graduate Education, WISE meets weekly for 90 minute, professionally faciliated discussions.
Stanford Women in Computer Science
Supports and promotes women in computer science by raising awareness of issues they face and fostering communication.
Mechanical Engineering Women’s Group
A group created “to foster a sense of community and environment of support among graduate women in engineering at Stanford University.”
ACS Women Chemists Committee
Mission is to be leaders in attracting, developing and promoting women in the chemical sciences.
Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Dedicated to bringing together parents, educators and women professionals in science-related fields to kindle and support young women’s interest in science, engineering, mathematics and technology.
Association for Women in Science
Dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
Iota Sigma Pi: National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry
Its major objectives are to promote interest in chemistry among women students, to foster mutual advancement in academic, business, and social life, and to stimulate personal accomplishment in chemical fields.
National Women’s Hall of Fame
“To honor in perpetuity these women, citizens of the United States of America whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been the greatest value for the development of their country.”
Royal Society of Chemistry: Women Members Network
Committed to developing and implementing services, facilities and programmes of activity relevant to the scientific and professional needs of women in chemistry, and actively promotes the entry and re-entry of women to the profession.
Society of Women Engineers
Stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.

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