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Amy Sue Bix

Amy Sue Bix is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Iowa State University, where she is also the Director of the Center for Historical Studies of Technology and Science.

Titles by This Author

A BIT of Girls Coming to Tech!

Engineering education in the United States was long regarded as masculine territory. In this BIT, Amy Bix describes how a few women breached the gender-reinforced boundaries of engineering education before World War II. They were a rare group of women who simply worked their way into engineering, through observation, persistence, and the happenstance of being in the right place at the right time.

A History of American Engineering Education for Women

Engineering education in the United States was long regarded as masculine territory. For decades, women who studied or worked in engineering were popularly perceived as oddities, outcasts, unfeminine (or inappropriately feminine in a male world). In Girls Coming to Tech!, Amy Bix tells the story of how women gained entrance to the traditionally male field of engineering in American higher education.