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thefutureengineer:

Yesterday Hadiza Mohammed from Women Rock Science gave a talk at my school. How women have been treated in scientific history is ridiculous. Some had their genders changed, others had male colleagues take credit for their work and far too many only got acknowledgement after they had died. 

Flicking through my Physics textbook there is no mention of a single woman anywhere. The authors couldn’t include one woman who has contributed to Physics? There are so many, such as Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Rosalind Franklin, Helen Czerski and a simple Google search would bring up several others.

We are often told there are not enough women in STEM, but what is the point of having more when we are ignoring the ones that are already there.


Hello, its Hadiza here! I had soooo much fun talking at your school. You were all a brainy switched on bunch. If you want me to talk at your school tell your teachers and contact at info@womenrockscience.com

Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese opposition politician who has received the Nobel Peace Prize, the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, the Rafto Prize, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the Wallenberg Medal, and the International Simon Bolivar Prize, was the fourth person ever to have been made an honorary citizen of Canada, and was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal (the highest civilian honor in the US), much of which happened while she was under house arrest for over fifteen years.

Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese opposition politician who has received the Nobel Peace Prize, the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, the Rafto Prize, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the Wallenberg Medal, and the International Simon Bolivar Prize, was the fourth person ever to have been made an honorary citizen of Canada, and was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal (the highest civilian honor in the US), much of which happened while she was under house arrest for over fifteen years.

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Meet Danielle Sucher’s - The Hacker That Has Regendered the Internet

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Meet Danielle Sucher, artist, attorney and hacker who was the first woman to graduate from NY Hacker School. She has written a free Chome Web App that banishes Patriarchy from our internets forever called Jailbreak The Patriarchy. The app regenders everything on the internet and can only be described as the coolest most amazing thing ever.Reading this CNN article dissing Fake Geek Girls takes on a whole new life when its Jailbreaked. 


Sources: Huffington Post Groupthink

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usagov:

Image description: Aliya Merali, a program leader in science education at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), experiences near weightlessness on a microgravity flight aboard the “Weightless Wonder” as part of a collaboration with NASA. 
Combining her background in physics with her interest in outreach and science communication, Merali now coordinates a variety of events geared towards providing opportunities for students interested in science careers.
She directs a conference for more than 350 young women interested in the science and technology fields, works in an underprivileged school district to bring science experiments to life with underrepresented students and collaborates on a multitude of other outreach programs including internships, science competitions, and mentoring programs.
Learn more about Aliya’s work as a scientist at the Energy Department.

usagov:

Image description: Aliya Merali, a program leader in science education at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), experiences near weightlessness on a microgravity flight aboard the “Weightless Wonder” as part of a collaboration with NASA. 

Combining her background in physics with her interest in outreach and science communication, Merali now coordinates a variety of events geared towards providing opportunities for students interested in science careers.

She directs a conference for more than 350 young women interested in the science and technology fields, works in an underprivileged school district to bring science experiments to life with underrepresented students and collaborates on a multitude of other outreach programs including internships, science competitions, and mentoring programs.

Learn more about Aliya’s work as a scientist at the Energy Department.

Yuri Kochiyama - Forced to live in a horse stable and later interned in Arkansas after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Kochiyama went on to become an influential member of the Organization of Afro-American Unity, champion freedom for political prisoners, draw attention to the Puerto Rican nationalist movement, and fight for nuclear disarmament and reparations for Japanese-American internment. 

Yuri Kochiyama - Forced to live in a horse stable and later interned in Arkansas after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Kochiyama went on to become an influential member of the Organization of Afro-American Unity, champion freedom for political prisoners, draw attention to the Puerto Rican nationalist movement, and fight for nuclear disarmament and reparations for Japanese-American internment.