Technology and the Dream
Reflections on the Black Experience at MIT, 1941-1999
By (author) Clarence G. Williams
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Technology and the Dream by Clarence G. Williams
Book DescriptionThis book grew out of the Blacks at MIT History Project, whose mission is to document the black presence at MIT. The main body of the text consists of transcripts of more than seventy-five oral history interviews, in which the interviewees assess their MIT experience and reflect on the role of blacks at MIT and beyond. Although most of the interviewees are present or former students, black faculty, administrators, and staff are also represented, as are nonblack faculty and administrators who have had an impact on blacks at MIT. The interviewees were selected with an eye to presenting the broadest range of issues and personalities, as well as a representative cross section by time period and category. Each interviewee was asked to discuss family background; education; role models and mentors; experiences of racism and race-related issues; choice of field and career; goals; adjustment to the MIT environment; best and worst MIT experiences; experience with MIT support services; relationships with MIT students, faculty, and staff; advice to present or potential MIT students; and advice to the MIT administration. A recurrent theme is that MIT's rigorous teaching instills the confidence to deal with just about any hurdle in professional life, and that an MIT degree opens many doors and supplies instant credibility. Each interview includes biographical notes and pictures. The book also includes a general introduction, a glossary, and appendixes describing the project's methodology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262731577
(229mm x 178mm x 60mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Clarence G. Williams
Denise J. Jamieson, M.D., is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist workingin the Mother-Child Transmission and Pediatric and Adolescent Studies Section in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention. She is also a Clinical AssociateProfessor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. She is clinically active and teaches medical studentsand residents at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. She haspublished numerous articles on various reproductive-health topics,including sterilization, refugee health, and HIV.
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