Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology

A friend sent me a link to an interesting looking page that the White House set up to tell stories of the history of women in Science and Technology. It is a collection of stores about great women in science and technology. For each person there is a brief intro and picture followed by a recording on a woman on the President’s administration telling the story of a personal hero. Several of the stories are told by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith. 

As you might expect there are a number of stories about women in computer science but the women and their fields covers are much broader than that. This may be a site to share with STEM teachers of all disciplines. And with girls you want to inspire to greatness of their own.

They were leaders in building the early foundation of modern programming and unveiled the structure of DNA.
Their work inspired environmental movements and led to the discovery of new genes.
They broke the sound barrier — and gender barriers along the way.
And inspiring more young women to pursue careers in science starts with simply sharing their stories.
Let’s write their stories permanently into history.

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