“The MIT Libraries maintain a significant collection of rare books featuring works by pioneering scientists, mathematicians, and engineers from the past six centuries. To mark Ada Lovelace Day — an annual celebration of the history of women in the STEM fields — the libraries present a selection of MIT’s holdings by 10 noted women in STEM. The entries herein are inspired by the new Big Names on Campus blog, which highlights important works in STEM history within MIT’s collections. A slideshow below illustrates the variety of documents in the rare collections and in the stacks. “
AND here’s another article:
“Here are nine Black women who have or who currently are changing the world of STEM and serve as motivation for other Black and Brown girls to pursue their interests in the same fields.” Read more: http://www.forharriet.com/2015/04/9-black-women-game-changers-in-stem.html#ixzz4MuwGM8bU Follow us: @ForHarriet on Twitter | forharriet on Facebook
let’s not forget another hidden scientist that gave up her body to science: Henrietta Lacks, The Mother of Modern Day Genomics.
If you haven’t picked up your copy of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, please do so!
Ever wonder what a HeLa cell is? Or which first human cells were used to test out the biggest mysteries in modern day science? I invite you to read this book and if you’ve already read it, you are welcomed to leave your thoughts below.
From wikipedia’s quote from this book: “According to author Rebecca Skloot, by 2009, “more than 60,000 scientific articles had been published about research done on HeLa, and that number was increasing steadily at a rate of more than 300 papers each month.”
If you care to read more about women in science, see these really rare and/or interesting articles! Enjoy 😉
- Who is Rosalind Franklin? Who really ‘discovered’ the structure of DNA as a double helix? Let us read.
- Trotula and the Ladies of Salerno: A Contribution to the Knowledge of the Transition between Ancient and Mediæval Physick (Abridged)
- 6 Women Scientists Who Were Snubbed Due to Sexism