Amy Bix

Professor [HIST]

Contact

Dept:History
Office:633 Ross
527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA
50011-1054
Phone:515-294-0122

Bio

AMY SUE BIX is an associate professor in the History Department at Iowa State University and director of ISU’s Center for Historical Studies of Technology and Science. Originally from the Chicago area, she earned her Ph.D. in the history of science from Johns Hopkins University. She has been at Iowa State since 1993, where she teaches courses in women's history; the history of technology; history of medicine; history of American popular culture, the history of women in science, and more. Her most recent book is _Girls Coming to Tech: A History of American Engineering Education for Women_ (MIT Press, 2014). In 2014, Bix won the Betty Vetter Award for Research from WEPAN (the Women in Engineering ProActive Network), recognizing notable achievement in research related to women in engineering. She is currently writing her next book, which will explore the more recent history of women, gender, and engineering work.