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Women in chemistry's workforce : the women's laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1876-1911 (2019)


The lack of middle-level technical education, which could provide local and regional industries with technically skilled labor and prepare students for higher technical studies, led to the establishment of technical upper secondary schools in five Swedish cities from the middle of the 1850s. When the Parliament made its decisions about the schools' locations, cities that already had significant industrial or proto-industrial activities were initially favored. !n the case of Malmö, about 50 percent of the graduates became employed in the school region, another 30 percent in the rest of Sweden. Thus we conclude that the school functioned as a regional institute for technical education. Around 20 percent went abroad, mostly to Germany and the US, for studies or to further their career. Many of them returned with new knowledge and skills.

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Authors & Contributors
Oldenziel, Ruth
Canel, Annie
Zachmann, Karin
Gouzévitch, Irina
Merrill, Christopher
Andrejevic, Mark
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
History and Technology
Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitgeschiedenis
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
MIT Press
Harwood Academic Publishers
Science History Publications
Franz Steiner Verlag
Palgrave Macmillan
University of Iowa
Women in science
Technical education
Science and gender
Science education and teaching
Boerhaave, Herman
Perkin, William Henry
Paracelsus, Theophrast von Hohenheim
Descartes, René
Cleve-Euler, Astrid
Euler, Hans von
United States
Great Britain
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
17th century
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
Women's Engineering Society
Science Museum, London
Interessengemeinschaft Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft
Lincoln Laboratory

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