114 Years Ago Today Marie Curie Announced Her Discovery Of Radium And Made History

June 25, 2017 by

114 years ago today, on June 25, 1903, Marie Skłodowska Curie (1867–1934), a Polish-born physicist and chemist, and one of the most famous scientists of her time, announced her discovery of radium, a new radioactive element, which was critical to the development of x-rays in surgery, and the field of radiology. ... [Read More]

#LetHerSpeak: Audience Member Calls Out Moderator Who Kept Interrupting And Mansplaining The One Female Panelist

June 14, 2017 by

You know the story, it starts with a panel of five men and one woman… you get where we are going with this? But wait, there’s a different ending. Last week, at the annual World Science Festival in New York there was a panel called “Pondering the Imponderables: ... [Read More]

A Bit of Nature Before Bedtime: 10 Women in Science Children’s Books

May 30, 2017 by

As a parent, as a science teacher, and as a writer about the history of women in science, some of my most beautiful moments in life have come from reading children's books to my kiddos that have sparked in them a certain sudden and fierce scientific curiosity, creating that desire to go out and See the stuff of the natural world and Wonder ... [Read More]

Beautiful Series Of Art Prints Celebrate Great Women In STEM

May 12, 2017 by

We were recently introduced to the incredible artistry of Ele Willoughby, and were especially taken by her prints featuring women in science. It’s not every day that we find someone working to preserve and bring awareness to the women heroes who have discovered, created and furthered our world through science, so we reached out to Ele to learn more about her, her work and the inspiration for the ... [Read More]

May 4th: A Birthday Shared By Some Extraordinary Women

May 4, 2017 by

May 4th is day filled with several birthdays of extraordinary women, some you may know, others you should know. ... [Read More]

13-Year-Old Aspiring Astronaut’s Inspirational Speech At The March For Science

April 24, 2017 by

Taylor Denise Richardson is a 13-year-old who has aspirations of becoming a scientist, engineer and an astronaut one day. She has attended 4 NASA Space Centers including Space Camp; is a member of the Mars Generation as a Student Space Ambassador; a Girl Scout; ... [Read More]

“Out Of School And Into Nature” Picture Book Celebrates The Life And Career Of Naturalist Anna Comstock

April 3, 2017 by

What makes a child want to become a scientist? I get asked that question rather a lot when I talk about Women in Science, by anxious parents and grandparents who want to make sure they aren't somehow stifling the next Jane Goodall by ... [Read More]

Dr. Jane Goodall Takes On Climate Change Skeptics And Calls On Everyone To Stand Up For Science

April 3, 2017 by

(click image to play video) Happy birthday to Dr. Jane Goodall, who turns 83 years young today! The pioneering primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and environmental activist is calling on everyone to join this month’s March for Science to stand up and speak out against those ... [Read More]