13 Mar Celebrating Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month and it’s been gratifying to see so many STEM role models highlighted as part of the celebration. We put together this list of resources for all who would like to learn more about the ways women have influenced the fields of science, technology, engineering and math over the years.
Breaking In: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
This slideshow from Google Arts and Culture takes a historical look at women in STEM to try to better understand the reasons women are under-represented in these fields. Take a look >
Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science
“Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science” is a short film anthology from Science Friday and Howard Hughes Medical Institute that follows women working at the forefront of their fields. Each episode blends deeply personal stories with innovative scientific research of women across STEM fields and takes viewers to places like the Arctic and to India’s space agency. By showing that challenges such as deeply-rooted cultural or institutional norms, grueling working conditions, or personal tragedy and sacrifice are not insurmountable obstacles to becoming a scientist or engineer, “Breakthrough” hopes to inspire a future generation of women to lead careers in STEM fields. See the series >
Digital Public Library of America’s Women in Science Collection
The Digital Public Library of America is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.
Its curated section on Women in Science includes looks at the fields of education, botany, engineering, medicine and space science. Explore the collection >
Remarkable Engineers Who Happen to be Women
This blog post from Link Engineering Educator Exchange offers a look at three women who made their mark in engineering and links to additional resources. Read the post >