Women in science (1985)
For too long a career in science has been considered a male preserve dominated by linear thought and complicated technology. But science calls for creativity and intuition, attributes common to men and women, and it offers a variety of job prospects.
Beau Anderson is a molecular biologist studying animal diseases, Cathy Foley is a physicist involved in the development of new materials, Hilary Newman is a horticulturist working with new grape varieties, Merilyn Sleigh is a molecular biologist leading a team of genetic engineers, Anita Andrew is a geologist whose research involves collaboration with large mining companies, Sharon Kent and Stephanie Davenport work in marine biology.
As these young scientists discuss their research, we become aware of the challenge, excitement and satisfaction of the careers they have chosen. They are not `brainy boffins’ working in isolation in ivory towers, but enthusiastic, energetic, young women taking their place with men in exploring some of the fundamental questions of the world around them. After all, isn’t science for everyone?