Tag Archives: women in science

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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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetArizona introduces bill to prosecute transgender people for using the “wrong” bathroom. Esquire editor says women are “ornamental” and like “cool cars.” But it’s cool, because they feature old women like Cameron Diaz. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus explains that his party lost the women’s vote because they didn’t reach out to “emotional” voters. [...]
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Physicist Fabiola Gianotti is the second woman shortlisted for Time’s POY

Tweet I think we’d be remiss if we didn’t give a proper shout-out to the 5th runner up for Time’s Person Of the Year (POY), physicist  Fabiola Gianotti, part of the team that discovered the Higgs Boson particle in July. Remember? Here’s a refresher: According to the Standard Model, the Higgs boson is the only manifestation of an [...]
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