Tag Archives: women in science

Quick Hit: “Am I actually any good at writing, or was he just supporting me because he was sexually interested in me?”

TweetScience writer Hannah Waters, who is a friend of mine, has a brave and important piece up at LadyBits about her experience being sexually harassed by an editor. Hannah is speaking out now because earlier this week another writer, Monica Byrne, accused the same person, Bora Zivkovic, editor of Scientific American’s blog network, of harassment. As friends and colleagues rally to defend the [...]
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Video: 7th graders rap about Rosalind Franklin, win everything

Tweet What better way to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day than with an amazing rap battle by 7th graders about the often overlooked work of Rosalind Franklin? Tweet
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Add women to Wikipedia for Ada Lovelace Day

Tweet October 15 is Ada Lovelace Day, founded in 2009 to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Ada Lovelace, born in 1815, wrote several programs for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a design that was never built but that foreshadowed today’s computers. Tweet
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: LEGO unveils its first female scientist

TweetMeet Professor C. Bodin! Photo credit: Maia Weinstock I mean, it’s only taken a few decades since LEGO first launched minifigures in 1978 to get a female scientist on the roster. And sure, the total gender ratio of minifigure models is roughly 4:1 in favor of men–and the female ones that do exists seem excessively pink. (Last [...]
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Brilliant teen creates device that charges cell in 30 seconds!

Tweet Eesha Khare is an 18-year-old high school senior. She’s going to Harvard in the fall and uses her cellphone. Typical 18-year-old girl stuff. Oh, she also invented a supercapacitor that charges cell phones in 30 seconds! According to Clutch: “Eesha Khare, 18, invented a fast-charging device called the supercapacitor. It is miniature energy-storing device [...]
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