Category: Strategy and Planning

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…

Idella and Sandi: On the Road Again

Idella and Sandi, from NPR StoryCorps

Sometimes we get started early and like what we find. NPR’s StoryCorps has this story about Idella and Sandi, two semi-truck drivers. Idella got started in 1968 when she was 18. Sandi started later, in 1979. From NPR: “[t]ogether, Idella…

Nina Paley

This post contains MATURE CONTENT. God-Mother is artist Nina Paley‘s latest video. Paley calls herself “a cynical cartoonist.” She’s the creator of the widely watched and shared Copying Is Not Theft and Sita Sings the Blues. Both Paley and Gwenn…

Girls Don’t?

Girls learning in the lab.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t add a few comments about the Google MAN-ifesto, so we draw your attention to two outstanding responses: In ‘Dear Mr. Google Manifesto’: Epic Response From Chemical Engineer, Corp VP, Mom Of 5, Melissa Aquino…

The Invisible Code-Breakers of WWII

Colossus codebreaking computer in operation

Tech Republic’s article Hacking the Nazis: The secret story of the women who broke Hitler’s codes shares the stories of three veteran servicewomen who helped the code-breaking operations at Bletchley Park and other allied locations. The article notes that Because…

12 Essential Women Cinematographers

from Fandor's women in cinematographers

Alternative film lover’s site Fandor has a great look at 12 Essential Women Cinematographers and why they don’t receive the attention they deserve. Author Jacob T. Swinney noted that …there simply are not that many women cinematographers working in Hollywood.…

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…

A Woman’s Name on the Declaration of Independence

Mary Katherine Goddard, printed on the bottom of the Declaration of Independence

Petula Dvorak at The Washington Post pointed out that Mary Katherine Goddard’s name is on the bottom of the Declaration of Independence. That’s right, a woman’s name on one of our nation’s formative documents. Goddard was fearless her entire career…

It Happens. (First Moon Party)

Exploring conversations about a young woman's first period.

This one made me laugh. It’s one of the videos from HelloFlo, an awesome site that aims to educate, inspire and entertain us about our bodies and biology. Check their store for “kits for your ladybits.”