Women in Science, Engineering, and Architecture

Woman holding solar panels

“Rural electrification” by Knut-Erik Helle via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Women have had a significant impact in the fields of engineering, science, and architecture. To wrap up the celebration of Women’s History Month during March, check out one of these resources to learn about women succeeding in these fields!


Science & Engineering

Book cover of Dignifying ScienceWomen@NASA (Website)

Women and Minorities in Science and Technology: A Guide to Selected Resources (Website)

CareerWISE, from Arizona State University (Website)

Sisters in science : conversations with black women scientists about race, gender, and their passion for science by [interviews by] Diann Jordan. 2006. (Book)

Changing our world : true stories of women engineers by Sybil E. Hatch. 2006. (Book)

Dignifying science : stories about women scientists by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by Donna Barr. 2003. (Graphic Novel)

Transforming your STEM career through leadership and innovation inspiration and strategies for women by Pamela McCauley Bush. 2013. (Book)

Girls coming to tech! a history of American engineering education for women by Amy Sue Bix. 2013. (Book)

The Madame Curie complex: the hidden history of women in science by Julie des Jardins. 2010. (Book)



Women in Architecture” from ArchDaily (Website)Book Cover of "For the Record"

International Archive of Women in Architecture (Website)

Women garden designers : 1900 to the present by Kristina Taylor. 2015. (Book)

Feminist practices : interdisciplinary approaches to women in architecture edited by Lori A. Brown. 2011. (Book)

Candid reflections : letters from women in architecture 1972 & 2004 by Doris Cole. 2007. (Book). Also available online.

For the record : the first women in Canadian architecture edited by Joan Grierson and the For The Record Committee. 2008. (Book)

Film cover of Women in the DirtWomen in the dirt: landscape architects shaping our world a film by Carolann Stoney. 2011. (Film)

Women and architecture: public space, public work produced by Amanda Willett; BBC. 2004. (Film)

A girl is a fellow here written and directed by Beverly Willis. 2009. (Film)


For additional relevant information, check out the following Research Guides:

Here at U-M, you can also get involved and learn more through WISE: Women in Science and Engineering. If you know of other great campus resources, leave a comment below!