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Maestro Of Trajectories: The Fascinating Tale Of Katherine Johnson’s Orbital Mathematics

January 12, 2017 by

Before NASA, there was NACA, an oddball collection of aeronautics nerds using black box data and wind tunnel analysis to figure out as much as they could about the science of flight. Calculations, done almost entirely by hand, were the coursing lifeblood of the organization. Those calculations ... [Read More]

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Sex, Cards, and Calculus: A Day with Badass Mathematician Émilie du Châtelet (1706-1749)

December 21, 2016 by

In popular mythology, the 1687 publication of Newton’s Principia was the culminating moment when one human told the world how the universe works, performed his century’s equivalent of the mic drop, and then received the adulation that was his due. Of course, it worked nothing like that, ... [Read More]

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Fourth Grade Teacher Helps Class Rap Out Long Division Problem… And It’s Spectacular

December 20, 2016 by

We love teachers, especially when they think outside the box and show kids how much fun learning can be. So we were super psyched when we came across this video on Facebook from fourth grade teacher Nadine Ebri, who helped her class turn a long division lesson into a rap song. ... [Read More]

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Lillian Moller Gilbreth “The First Lady Of Engineering” And The Founding Of Industrial Psychology

December 14, 2016 by

Humans have been building structures out of ceramic brick for five thousand years, and for four thousand nine hundred of those years the method had hardly changed: throw a bunch of bricks at the foot of a bricklayer and then watch as he bends over, picks one up, places it, and then proceeds to do ... [Read More]

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Announcing ‘Women In Science Wednesday’ An Exclusive New Series Celebrating Women Scientists

December 13, 2016 by

Women You Should Know is incredibly excited to announce - Women In Science Wednesday - a new collaboration with Dale DeBakcsy, a math and science teacher, dad of two daughters, and the man behind the outrageously entertaining series ... [Read More]

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History Made As Portraits Of Women Leaders Hang In Royal Irish Academy For First Time In 230 Years

December 8, 2016 by

Since its founding in 1785, the walls of the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the science and humanities headquartered in Dublin, have been lined with powerful portraits of leaders in these fields and disciplines… all men. But thanks to Women On Walls, a creative initiative designed to address "systemic ... [Read More]

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“Inspire! Engage! Empower!” An Interview with Darlene Cavalier, Founder of Science Cheerleader and SciStarter

December 5, 2016 by

By Julia Travers - At first glance, science and cheerleading may not seem like fields that overlap very often. But thanks to Science Cheerleader Founder Darlene Cavalier, NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers are being celebrated and are leading the way for other young women in the sciences. ... [Read More]

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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Set To Make History Again Aboard International Space Station

November 18, 2016 by

Yesterday at 3:20 p.m. EST NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson, Ph.D., along with her Expedition 50/51 crewmates, Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, 45, and French European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, 38, blasted off into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a 2-day ... [Read More]

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