In Girls Coming to Tech! Amy Sue Bix offers a fascinating account of how women’s enrollment in American undergraduate engineering programs gradually rose and of the many challenges women encountered as students and then professionals…. As someone who has been the ‘first female to hold my position’ for more than 25 years, I appreciate the level of care and detail that Bix invests in Girls Coming to Tech! Despite the topic being an area of intense interest for me, I learned a great deal from her account.—Maria Klawe, Science—
The book is a must-read for those interested in engineering history, women’s history, and the history of education as well as for everyone seeking to improve the situation of women students, faculty, and administrators.
—Technology and Culture