Communicating as Women in STEM

  • ID: 4430006
  • Book
  • 108 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Communicating as Women in STEM discusses various communication styles, also demonstrating how principles can be applied during interpersonal interactions in day-to-day environments. It provides women and other underrepresented groups, faculty and administrators with the tools they need to break barriers raised by different communication styles within the STEM fields. Sections cover tactics on how to become more aware of communication patterns and how to cope with, and improve, communication. This practical resource for women in the STEM fields is also ideal for mentors, educators, advisers and organizations interested in encouraging women to choose and remain in these fields.

  • Enables women, minorities, faculty and administrators to develop broader communication skills
  • Teaches constructive communication strategies for interaction with mentees, mentors, faculty, managers, colleagues and other professionals
  • Contains observation exercises that include questions and sample scenarios to illustrate communication strategies

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1.Introduction: Understanding STEM cultures and communication expectations
2.Gender roles/differences and communication expectations and violations
a.Gender roles/differences
b.Verbal influencing strategies
3.Making culture and implicit rules visible
a.Voice/paralanguage
b.Listening/responding/turn-taking
c.Body movement, placement, and image
d.The invisibles: time, smell, and touch
4.Communicator styles: male/female/androgynous
a.Bem's sex role inventory and the value of androgynous communication style
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Brammer, Charlotte
Author, speaker, and educator, Charlotte Brammer researches professional communication and the rhetoric of storytelling. A tenured professor at Samford University, Charlotte directs the writing center, training consultants to work with students from across the curriculum. With a Ph.D. in English/applied linguistics, she focuses on verbal as well as nonverbal interaction.
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