The sky’s the limit for womxn in STEM in 2020, but it wasn’t always that way. At 7pm on Wednesday, December 16th, Science ATL and Georgia Public Broadcasting will screen three short films from the Unladylike 2020 series, highlighting pioneers in STEM that paved the way for today’s womxn scientists and engineers.
After the screening, stay tuned for a live discussion with local scientists and engineers whose studies build on the work of the featured STEM pioneers. Learn more about the short films and our panelists below!
- Williamina Fleming – Pioneer in both astronomy and women’s rights.
- Susan La Flesche Picotte – Native American physician, public health pioneer in indigenous peoples’ reservations.
- Ynés Mexía – First Mexican-American female botanist.
- Cassandra Quave– medical ethnobotanist, curator of Emory University Herbararium, Associate Professor. Her work focuses on documentation and analysis of botanical remedies used in the treatment of infectious disease
- Misty Benz– Associate Professor of physics and astronomy at GSU. Her research focuses on active galactic nuclei, supermassive black hole mass measurements, black hole scaling relationships, and AGN host galaxies.
- Celeste Lomax- Community Liaison and Herb Steward at Trees ATL