Tag: women in STEM

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Meet Gladys West, the Hidden Figure of GPS

Born in rural Virginia in 1930, Gladys West was critical to the development of what we now know as GPS or Global Positioning Systems. She grew up in a community of sharecroppers and realized she would need to focus on education if she did not want a future on farms or factories. From Valedictorian…
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Changing the Face of Medicine: Jennifer Giroux

Over the last nine months, we have grown very accustomed to hearing from Dr. Anthony Fauci and other public health leaders who help us better understand COVID-19 and the threats it poses to our health and the health of our communities, nation, and the world. Many of these voices are those of epidemiologists,…
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Cherokee Rocket Scientist: Mary Golda Ross

Mary Golda Ross (1908-2008) was a celebrated pioneer and is still a figurehead in the Cherokee Nation. From a young age, she loved math and science, and many attribute her academic and professional successes to the rich heritage of the Cherokee tribe, especially a belief in gender equality around…
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Ellen Ochoa

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Tuesday, September 15 - Thursday October 15. To celebrate the many diverse cultures and contributions, Science ATL is highlighting Hispanic/Latino accomplishments in STEM fields. Meet Ellen Ochoa Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic-American female…

Events

Northeast Georgia Science Symposium

March 27th-April 1st in Gainesville, GA. A different speaker every evening, fun science experiments, and free events. All events held at Salon el Imperial Reception Hall, 622 Shallowford Rd., Gainesville, GA 30504. FREE Admission! Sunday, March 27th 6:30pm “Medical Questions about Natural Immunity” Monday,…

Madame Miraculous and the Messy Laboratory Virtual Party

Meet and Greet/ Storytime with a quirky scientist In celebration of the impending #blackchildrensbookweek Meet and Greet with Madame Miraculous as she reads "Madame Miraculous and the Messy Laboratory"! Madame Miraculous will make learning the science laboratory rules fun! *Certain bundles include…

CDC Teen Talk: Smoking

Jan 2022 Teen Talk • Public Health Topic: Smoking •Sign up for the monthly newsletter and read that edition before the live Teen Talk for the best experience! • 8pm ET • Advance registration required The David J. Sencer CDC Museum Public Health Academy Teen Newsletter and Live Talks introduces…

Feeding Millions Through Edible Insect Flour

In this YayFinder session, meet the founder of WUNDERgrubs, a company created to reduce food insecurity around the world, with less global warming impact and animal cruelty than typical sources of protein (like cows, pigs & chickens). WUNDERgrubs provides protein flour made from insects! Learn: >…

'IT Girl' Summer Series

Launched in 2017, the 'IT Girl' Summer Series is a 4 weekend workshop introducing technology concepts to girls ages 8 to 16. The goal of the summer series is to increase access and mentorship for young women of color to develop critical skills in technology, and a future society with more representation…