A Celebration of Women in the History of Iowa State University

Amy Bix

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 at 12:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Amy Bix is an associate professor of history at Iowa State and codirector of the History of Science and Technology Program. She has published on such topics as the history of women in the field of eugenics and the history of funding for breast cancer and AIDS. Her current project focuses on the history of engineering education for American women, examining how, when and why universities of science and technology, such as Iowa State, began admitting women to engineering programs. Bix received her Ph.D. in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Inventing Ourselves Out of Jobs? America's Debate Over Technological Unemployment, 1929-1981 and coauthor of the recently released The Future Is Now: Science and Technology Policy in America since 1950. Part of the Women's History Month Celebration and Iowa State's 150th Anniversary Celebration.

Cosponsored By:
  • Margaret Sloss Women's Center
  • Women's Leadership Consortium
  • YWCA
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Stay for the entire event, including the brief question-and-answer session that follows the formal presentation. Most events run 75 minutes.

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