Science & Technology

Women in Science on the Air
11:15 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Sounds of Progress Part I: Testing the Waters - The Young Women's Summer Institute Research Project

Columbus, OH – Recent research offers a strong indication of the types of interventions that benefit girls' choices of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics...STEM careers. Although exposure to science throughout the K thru 12 curriculum is crucial, the middle school years appear to be the most pivotal time for girls.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:08 pm
Thu December 20, 2007

Sounds of Progress, Part I: The Great Research Challenge - Engaging Girls in Computing

Denver, CO – Fewer young adults are training for technical careers. Women, especially, are opting out. Dr. Lecia Barker wants to change that. Dr. Barker heads the University of Colorado at Boulder's Evaluation and Research Group at ATLAS, the Alliance for Teaching, Learning and Society Institute.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:07 pm
Wed January 17, 2007

Her-Story, Then: Mary Seacole

1805-1881 – FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE REFUSED TO LET THIS CARIBBEAN NURSE SERVE IN THE CRIMEAN WAR BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF HER SKIN. BUT THE WOMAN WHO CALLED HERSELF A 'VERY HUMBLE ACTOR' FOUND A WAY TO SERVE ANYWAY. AND THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY WELCOMED HER INTO THEIR HOME.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:06 pm
Wed January 17, 2007

Her-Story, Then: James Barry/Miranda Stuart

Women in Science on the Air
3:52 pm
Mon January 15, 2007

Her-Story, Then: Si Ling-Chi

Women in Science on the Air
4:10 am
Mon January 15, 2007

SOPHIE GERMAIN Audio Biography

(1776-1831) – IT'S NOT UNUSUAL FOR PARENTS AND TEENAGERS TO ARGUE OVER SCHOOLWORK, BUT THIS 18TH CENTURY MATHEMATICIAN HAD TO FIGHT FOR HER RIGHT TO STUDY. HER WORK IN NUMBER THEORY HELPS KEEP THE EIFFEL TOWER STANDING TODAY.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:07 am
Mon January 15, 2007

CAROLINE HERSCHEL Audio Biography

(1750-1848) – THIS 18TH CENTURY CINDERELLA OF SCIENCE ROSE FROM A LIFE OF SERVITUDE TO RECEIVE ROYAL HONORS AND WORLDWIDE ACCLAIM AS THE FIRST LADY OF ASTRONOMY. I'M KATE MULGREW WITH HER STORY.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:03 am
Mon January 15, 2007

Emilie Du Chatelet Audio Biography

1706-1749 – IN A TIME AND PLACE WHERE A WOMAN'S FUTURE DEPENDS ON HER COURTING ABILITIES, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH - AN UGLY DAUGHTER? EDUCATE HER! SHE JUST MIGHT GROW UP TO BE A GROUNDBREAKING MATHEMATICIAN! EMILIE DU CHATELET DID. AND BY THE WAY - HER LOVE LIFE WASN'T TOO SHABBY EITHER.

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