We celebrate women in STEM, (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) both acknowledged and unknown, for their role in the exploration of the world and Universe around us.
The history of women's contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is long and varied. But it has also often been overlooked or underrepresented. This series highlights only a very few of the women who have made important discoveries and have had a crucial impact on STEM fields. This, however, is not just a look into the past. Today, women are in every STEM discipline, in every type of job, and represent the widest range of background and experiences.
Women in Chandra’s High Energy Universe
Since its launch on July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has been NASA’s flagship mission for X-ray astronomy, taking its place in the fleet of “Great Observatories.” Who are some of the women behind the scenes for this extraordinary piece of equipment that helps us see our Universe in a whole new light? Meet some of the scientists, technologists and designers who contribute to the pursuit of understanding the Universe through high-energy astrophysics.
NASA Modern Figures Interactive Toolkit
A collection of resources and educational activities for students in grades K-12. www.nasa.gov/modernfigures
Women of Color, Pioneers & Innovators (2 page PDF)
Through their accomplishments and dedication to their jobs, women at NASA serve as role models to young women in their pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Google’s organization to inspire teen girls to see that code can help them pursue their passions, whatever they may be. Activities and online exercises.
Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in STEM, aiming to increase the profile of women in STEM encourage more girls into STEM careers.
White House Untold History of Women in Science & Technology
Listen to women from across the Administration tell the stories of their personal heroes across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Women in STEM Zine
Print your own mini zine that highlights some of the accomplishments of scientists, mathematicians and technologists featured on this page in a small portable format.
SciGirls is designed to spark girls’ curiosity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through activities that promote knowledge and discovery.
A national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
A national non-profit organization aiming to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of the coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures.
The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women Contains facts about engineering, career information and other resources.
Smithsonian Institution Archives Women in Science
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Women's History Month 2016
The Library of Congress, National Archives, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, the Smithsonian & US Holocaust Memorial Museum pay tribute to generations of women whose commitment to our planet proved invaluable to society.
Coloring pages, Women in STEM
FOR FURTHER READING
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race | Margot Lee Shetterly
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars | Nathalia Holt
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World | Rachel Ignotofsky
The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars | Dava Sobel
Women in the High Energy Universe chandra.si.edu/blog/women
Interviews: Eileen Collins, Cady Coleman chandra.si.edu/blog/node/529