Eileen Pollack grew up in the 1960's and 70's, dreaming of becoming an astrophysicist. But at every stage of her education, she was denied the chance to take advanced math and science courses, and even told to keep dreaming, because, "girls don't do that". Regardless, she made her way to Yale and became one of the university's first two women to graduate with a science degree in physics. But once again, Pollack's dream was met with discouragement from male mentors, and she reluctantly abandoned her quest. Now, in her new book, "The Only Woman In The Room", Pollack documents her struggles back then, and examines the social, interpersonal, and institutional barriers that still confront women today in science, technology, engineering and math.
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