Category: Science

The Female Farmer Project

Micheale Blakely - Female Farmer Project

Did you know that women grow over half of the world’s food? We are delighted that another group of stories about women is being told, and it’s also called Women’s Work! This project is unrelated to us except in our…

Rockin’ Maker Women

I recently ran across Barb Makes Things and Becky Stern, two amazing women who make things. Yes, I was looking for instructions on how to make something. It’s not made yet, but these women inspired me! Since I found them,…

Women Warriors

bones of a female Viking warrior

Natalie Haynes of The Guardian asks How many more warrior women are missing from the history books? The story notes that “[t]he recent discovery of female bones in a Viking warrior grave is yet another indication that we’ve only scratched…

Lynda Barry, Artist Who Loves Science Too

Lynda Barry and Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry is a funny and insightful cartoonist, writer, and professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She goes by the name Professor Skeletor. You can learn how to draw comics (and other things) from her at The Near-Sighted Monkey. OnWisconsin…

Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Ars Technica’s article, America’s new ironman is headed home from space—it’s Peggy Whitson, offers a few highlights about this hard working space biochemist. In part, Without much fanfare, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will return to Earth on Saturday night—it will…

Congratulations Julie Payette

Photo of Julie Payette

Former astronaut Julie Payette has been appointed to be Canada’s next governor general, the U.K. Queen’s new representative. Payette speaks six languages, and is an accomplished athlete, pianist and choral singer. She’s also a computer engineer with a commercial pilot…

Vij, Clinical Studies Manager

Vij, Clinical Studies Manager

Vij works at a pharmaceutical company as their Clinical Studies Manager. She helps make sure their drugs are safe. Bonus link: #GirlsWithKnives Spotlight: Chef, Blogger, + Scientist Vijitha Shyam

A Photo Portfolio of Women Working

Crisman Womens Work portfolio thumbs

Photographer Chris Crisman has done a nice photo portfolio of women doing work in traditionally male-dominated jobs: heavy equipment operators, a fire fighter, a pig farmer, a butcher, a brewer. Each of these jobs requires physical strength as well as…

Women in Wearable Tech

Stacey Burr (Photo by Charles Jischke)

Two articles that highlight women in wearables and tech: 18 women leading the way in wearable tech and VR in 2016 and How Wearable Technology Is Helping Women Thrive In STEM Industries.

Lab Girl

photo of Hope Jahren at a whiteboard

Hope Jahren wrote the delightful book, Lab Girl, a heart-felt tour of her life in science. The book follows her adventures in her lab and around the world, including some of the struggles associated with being a world-class scientist and…

Hidden Figures (film)

"(we) calculate your launch and landing, sir."

Woo! This film looks fantastic: Hidden Figures is based on the untold true story of The Black Female Mathematicians Who Sent Astronauts to Space (link to article from 2015). The article noted that this was a historic moment in time:…