Emma tells Emlyn about the mycologist and famous children's book writer, Beatrix Potter, and Emlyn tells Emma about an eight-year-old girl from Mexico whose IQ rivals Einstein! 

New website and merch store: www.stemfatalepodcast.com 

Sources

Main Story - Beatrix Potter

  1. Lear, Linda. Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature. 2008. https://archive.org/details/isbn_9780312369347/page/130
  2. Gardiner, B.G. “Beatrix Potter’s fossils and her interest in geology.” 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101126154132/http://linnean.org/fileadmin/images/Beatrix_Potter/BPotter_fossils.pdf 
  3. Debakcsy, Dale. “Mushrooms, Fossils, And A Pen To Draw Them With: Beatrix Potter, Naturalist.” 2019. https://womenyoushouldknow.net/beatrix-potter-naturalist/ 
  4. “The Scientific Tale of Author Beatrix Potter.” Science Friday. 2016. https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/the-scientific-tale-of-author-beatrix-potter/
  5. Fleming, Nic. “Beatrix Potter: Pioneering Scientist or Passionate Amateur?” BBC. 2016. http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160215-beatrix-potter-pioneering-scientist-or-passionate-amateur
  6. Gristwood, Sarah. The Story of Beatrix Potter. 2016. https://books.google.ca/books?id=EvQcDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT99#v=onepage&q&f=false 

Women who Werk - Adhara Perez

  1. “8-Year-Old Mexican Girl, Who Was Bullied and Labeled 'Weird,' Has Higher IQ Than Einstein: Report” by Benjamin VanHoose. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/8-old-mexican-girl-bullied-182500208.html
  2. “Ella es Adhara Pérez: la niña mexicana que tiene (casi) el mismo IQ que Albert Einstein” by Karina Gonzalez Ulloa. https://www.vogue.mx/estilo-de-vida/articulo/adhara-perez-sanchez-nina-mexicana-prodigio-quien-es

Music
“Mary Anning” by Artichoke
“Work” by Rihanna

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Wikipedia

First! We have a new website and some holiday merchandise (www.stemfatalepodcast.com/merch) based on our listener survey! We’re selling high-quality color sticker packs of some our favorite portraits by Caitlin Friesen, covering many different disciplines such as Eugenie Clark, badass shark lady, and Annie Easley, NASA Rocket Scientist! We are super pumped about these stickers and getting to spread more awareness of these ladies. Any proceeds from this merch will go towards making the podcast affordable for us to run, that means costs of equipment, hosting site, website. These would be a great stocking stuffer, Hanukkah gift, or just  because! To keep these affordable and high quality, we are buying the stickers directly, so please don’t wait as we only ordered a limited number!!

 

The second announcement is that we couldn’t get it together in time and so our episode will be coming out sometime on Tuesday! Sorry, its been crazy!

 

Thanks!!

 

November 18, 2019

Episode 047 - Forever Glades

Emlyn tells Emma about the "grande dame of the everglades", conservationist and writer, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and Emma tells Emlyn about the Broadcom MASTERS middle-school competition winners!

 

Main Story - Marjory Stoneman Douglas

  1. https://www.womenofthehall.org/inductee/marjory-stoneman-douglas/
  2. https://www.nwf.org/en/Magazines/National-Wildlife/2000/Conservation-Hall-of-Fame-Marjory-Stoneman-Douglas
  3. http://scholar.library.miami.edu/msdouglas/river_of_grass.html
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjory_Stoneman_Douglas

 

Women who Werk 

  1. Perkins, Sid. “Teen auto-safety researcher nabs $25,000 science fair prize.” Science News for Students. 2019. https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/blog/eureka-lab/MASTERS-2019-teen-auto-safety-researcher-nabs-25000-broadcom-masters-prize

 

Music

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

“Work” by Rihanna

 

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Photo by Kevin Fleming for Corbis via Getty Images

Emma tells Emlyn about the Chinese doctor who merged eastern and western medicine and brought soy to the US, Yamei Kin, and Emlyn tells Emma about new research unraveling the long-term effects of measles. 

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Sources

Main Story - Yamei Kin

  1. Biography of Yamei Kin M.D. (1864-1934), (Also Known as Jin Yunmei), the First Chinese Woman to Take a Medical Degree in the United States (1864-2016), 2nd Ed., With McCartee Family Genealogy and Knight Family Genealogy. By William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyag. http://www.soyinfocenter.com/books/192
  2. Ives, Mike. Overlooked No More: Yamei Kin, the Chinese Doctor Who Introduced Tofu to the West. The New York Times. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/obituaries/yamei-kin-overlooked.html
  3. Roth, Matthew. The Chinese-Born Doctor Who Brought Tofu to America. Smithsonian Magazine. 2018. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/chinese-born-doctor-who-brought-tofu-america-180969977/

 

Women who Werk 

  1. “New details on immune system ‘amnesia’ show how measles causes long-term damage” by Laura Sanders https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-details-measles-immune-system-amnesia-long-term-damage
  2. V.N. Petrova et al. Incomplete genetic reconstitution of B cell pools contributes to prolonged immunosuppression after measles. Science Immunology. Vol. 4, November 1, 2019. https://immunology.sciencemag.org/content/4/41/eaay6125

 

Music

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

“Work” by Rihanna

 

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Science History Images/Alamy

 

Promo

Psyched Podcast (http://thepsychedpodcast.com/)

Emlyn tells Emma about the first Alchemist of the western world, Mary the Jewess, and Emma tells Emlyn about the first all-female space walk! 

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SOURCES

Main Story - Mary the Jewess

  1. “Mary the Jewess, First Known Alchemist” by Jone Johnson Lewis. https://www.thoughtco.com/mary-the-jewess-biography-3530346
  2. “Mary the Jewess, An Inventor of Alchemy”, National Library of Israel. https://web.nli.org.il/sites/nli/english/library/reading_corner/pages/maria_the_jewess.aspx
  3. “Alchemy May Not Have Been the Pseudo-science We All Thought It was” by Richard Conniff. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/alchemy-may-not-been-pseudoscience-we-thought-it-was-180949430/
  4. “Mary the Jewess” by John H. Lienhard, Engines of Our Ingenuity. https://www.uh.edu/engines/epi964.htm
  5. “Mary the Jewess”, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_the_Jewess

 

Women who Werk 

 

Music

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

“Work” by Rihanna

“Double Trouble” by John Williams (Harry Potter - Prisoner of Azkaban soundtrack)

 

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Engraving depicting Maria Prophetissima from Michael Maier's book Symbola Aurea Mensae Duodecim Nationum (1617).

Emma tells Emlyn about the British aeronautical engineer and amateur racing driver, Beatrice 'Tilly' Shilling, and Emlyn tells Emma about climate activists Autumn Peltier, Xiye Bastida, and Mari Copeny! 

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Sources  

Main Story - Beatrice “Tilly” Shilling

  1. “Magnificent Women: Beatrice Shilling.” Women in Engineering Society. https://www.wes.org.uk/sites/default/files/u82/Magnificent%20Women%20-%20Beatrice%20Shilling.pdf
  2. Wynarczyk, Pooran and Jaffe, Deborah. Innovative Women: Illuminating Achievement and Success. Paper presented at 9th International Triple Helix Conference. 2011. https://www.leydesdorff.net/th9/Innovative%20WomenFINAL15JUNE2011N.pdf
  3. Price, Alfred. The Spitfire Story: Second edition. London: Arms and Armour Press Ltd., 1986.
  4. “Beatrice Shilling – Engineer and Battle of Britain heroine.” The University of Manchester. 2015. https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/beatrice-shilling--engineer-and-battle-of-britain-heroine/ 
  5. Ferriera, Becky. “How Thrill-Seeking Gearhead Beatrice Shilling Helped Win World War II.” Motherboard. 2017. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/z4k455/beatrice-shilling-women-stem-international-womens-day
  6. “Beatrice Shilling: Pioneering engineer's genius 'helped win World War Two’.” BBC.com. 2017. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-40267364
  7. Morris, Carol. “Beatrice Shilling (1909-1990).” OpenLearn. 2018. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science-maths-technology/engineering-technology/beatrice-shilling-1909-1990
  8. Blake-Coleman, Barry. “The Fabulous 'Tilly' Shilling!” http://www.inventricity.com/tilly-shilling
  9. “The Life and Work of Beatrice ‘Tilly’ Shilling OBE PhD MSc CEng” an illustrated talk by Frankie Webb. 2019. https://thefarnboroughsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Beatrice-Shilling-Talk.pdf

Women who Werk 

This week we highlight young women climate activists!

 

Autumn Peltier: 

Xiye Bastida: 

 

Mari Copeny:

 

Music

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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Norton Vintage

Emlyn tells Emma about the volcanologist who documented over 175 erupting volcanoes, Katia Krafft, and Emma tells Emlyn about the history of the history of women in science (so meta)! 

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Sources  

Main Story - Katia Krafft

  1. “Maurice and Katia Kraft” Auckland War Memorial Museum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5CAyaRIW8s
  2. “Fire in the Earth, Fire in the Soul: The final moments of Maurice and Katia KRafft” Interdisciplinary studies in literature and environment 4.2 (1997): 71-77. 
  3. P.B.S. Nature: "The Volcano Watchers" 60 minute VHS tape [PBS 103] WNET THirteen Copyright 1987, ISBN 1-56111-504-5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UZxCGxBu8A
  4. “Into the Inferno” by Werner Herzog (On Netflix)
  5. “Katia Krafft” on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katia_Krafft

 

Women who Werk 

Dominus, Susan. “Women Scientists Were Written Out of History. It’s Margaret Rossiter’s Lifelong Mission to Fix That.” Smithsonian Magazine. September 2019.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/unheralded-women-scientists-finally-getting-their-due-180973082/

 

Music

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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Wikipedia Commons

September 9, 2019

Episode 042 - The Late Bloomer

Emma tells Emlyn about Ynes Mexia, the late-blooming botanist that collected over 150,000 plants during her short career, and Emlyn tells Emma about a new climate change podcast, the Warm Regards Podcast!

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Sources  

Main Story - Ynes Mexia

 

Women who Werk 

 

Music

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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California Academy of Sciences

Emlyn tells Emma about the founder of bioinformatics and modern sequence databases, Dr. Margaret Dayhoff, and Emma tells Emlyn about the winners of the Science Fiction Hugo Awards!

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Sources

Main Story - Dr. Margaret Dayhoff 

 

Women who Werk 

 

Music

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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By Ruth Dayhoff

Emma tells Emlyn about the physicist and electrical engineer, Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus, who studied all things carbon and Emlyn tells Emma about the diet of saber-toothed cats and dire wolves! 

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Sources

Main Story - Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus

  1. Weil, Martin. “Mildred Dresselhaus, physicist dubbed ‘queen of carbon science,’ dies at 86.” Washington Post. 2017 https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/mildred-dresselhaus-physicist-dubbed-queen-of-carbon-dies-at-86/2017/02/22/3355d3a2-f8a7-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html?noredirect=on
  2. Mildred Dresselhaus Autobiography for the Kavli Prize. http://kavliprize.org/sites/default/files/%25nid%25/autobiagraphies_attachments/Mildred_Dresselhaus_Biography_0.pdf
  3. Anderson, Mark. “Mildred Dresselhaus: The Queen of Carbon.” IEEE Spectrum. 2015. https://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/mildred-dresselhaus-the-queen-of-carbon
  4. MILDRED DRESSELHAUS: An Interview Conducted by Kelsey Irvin, IEEE History Center, 11 July 2013. Interview # 650 for the IEEE History Center, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. https://ethw.org/Oral-History:Mildred_Dresselhaus
  5. Mildred Dresselhaus. The Franklin Institute. https://www.fi.edu/laureates/mildred-s-dresselhaus
  6. Angier, Natalie. “Carbon Catalyst for Half a Century.” The New York Times. 2012. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/science/carbon-catalyst-for-half-a-century.html
  7. MIT News Office. “Institute Professor Emerita Mildred Dresselhaus, a pioneer in the electronic properties of materials, dies at 86.” 2017. http://news.mit.edu/2017/institute-professor-emerita-mildred-dresselhaus-dies-86-0221

 

Women who Werk 

  1. DeSantis et al 2019 Current biology paper: https://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdfExtended/S0960-9822(19)30786-9
  2. Science daily article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190805111913.htm

 

Music

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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Emilio Segre Visual Archives/american Institute Of Physics

 

Emlyn tells Emma about the FDA scientist that kept the birth-defect causing drug, Thalidomide, off the shelves in the US, and Emma tells Emlyn about the *power* of vitamin supplements! 

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Sources

Main Story - Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey

  1. Transcripts of Dr. Kelsey: https://www.fda.gov/media/89162/download
  2. "Frances Oldham Kelsey: Medical reviewer famous for averting a public health tragedy" : https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/virtual-exhibits-fda-history/frances-oldham-kelsey-medical-reviewer-famous-averting-public-health-tragedy
  3. "The Woman Who Stood Between America and a Generation of ‘Thalidomide Babies’" by Leila McNeill: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/woman-who-stood-between-america-and-epidemic-birth-defects-180963165/
  4. Wikipedia article about Frances Oldham Kelsey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Oldham_Kelsey
  5. "Frances Oldham Kelsey, Who Saved U.S. Babies From Thalidomide, Dies at 101" by Robert D.  McFadden: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/08/science/frances-oldham-kelsey-fda-doctor-who-exposed-danger-of-thalidomide-dies-at-101.html?_r=0
  6. Biography of Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey: https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_182.html

 

Women who Werk

Johns Hopkins Medicine. "Vast majority of dietary supplements don't improve heart health or put off death, study finds." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 July 2019. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190716095529.htm

 

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“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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Wikipedia

The White House

This week we change up the format and talk about TWO historical women in science! Emlyn tells Emma about Dr. Yvonne Barr, who helped discover the first cancer-causing virus in humans, and Emma tells Emma about Dr. Sameera Moussa, an egyptian nuclear physicist who worked to make the medical use of nuclear technology affordable to all! 

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Sources

Story 1 - Dr. Yvonne Barr

  1. The Cancer Virus: The story of Epstein-Barr Virus. D.H. Crawford, A. Richinson, and I. Johnnessen. 2014. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
  2. Video of Dr. Yvonne Barr for 50th anniversary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MXFUHBRQjo 
  3. UK Cancer Research Institute, https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2014/03/26/50-years-of-epstein-barr-virus/ 
  4. “Viral Causes of Lymphoma: The History of Epstein-Barr Virus and Human T-Lymphotropic Virus” by Daniel Esau, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5621661/pdf/10.1177_1178122X17731772.pdf 
  5. Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight, https://www.bbc.com/news/health-26857610 

Story 2 -  Dr. Sameera Moussa 

  1. Sameera Moussa by Ignite Global Fund for Women http://ignite.globalfundforwomen.org/be-the-spark/sameera-moussa
  2. Decou, Christopher. 2018. “This Week in Science: Sameera Moussa, the Egyptian Mother of Nuclear Energy.” https://medium.com/@ccdecou/week-science-history-sameera-moussa-egyptian-89cdc6312838

Further reading on gender equality issues in STEM:

  1. Old boy's club of 1989: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277539589800111
  2. Negative and marginalizing interactions limiting women's access to important resources: http://www.dl.begellhouse.com/journals/00551c876cc2f027,31a33a3e53bad464,08629c0a217631d5.html
  3. Sexism and microaggressions: https://journals.aps.org/prper/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.020119
  4. Research labs described as a “chilly place” for women: http://www.dl.begellhouse.com/journals/00551c876cc2f027,3d9029c134ca6690,734a6ef163b4eb9c.html
  5. Lack of female gatekeepers for research funding:  https://www.ingenere.it/en/articles/gate-keeping-and-gender-challenge-science
  6. More ways in which STEM graduate environments disfavour women: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/0308018815Z.000000000112
  7. An article in science magazine about the issue:  https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/10/when-you-re-only-woman-challenges-female-phd-students-male-dominated-cohorts

Music

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

Emma tells Emlyn about the astronomer, Dr Vera Rubin, who found the best evidence of dark matter, and Emlyn tells Emma about research showing that male ecologists/zoologists rarely co-author papers with women! 

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Sources

Main Story - Vera Rubin

  1. Interview of Vera Rubin by Alan Lightman on 1989 April 3, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD USA. https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/oral-histories/33963
  2. Carnegie Science Staff Bio for Vera Rubin. http://dtm.carnegiescience.edu/people/vera-c-rubin
  3. Irion, R. (2002). The Bright Face behind the Dark Sides of Galaxies. Science, 295(5557), 960-961. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3076066 
  4. Overbye, Dennis (2016) “Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women.” https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/science/vera-rubin-astronomist-who-made-the-case-for-dark-matter-dies-at-88.html?login=facebook
  5. Rubin, Vera C. (2011). An Interesting Voyage. Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 49(1), 1-28. https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-astro-081710-102545

 

Women who werk 

Salerno, P. E., Páez-Vacas, M., Guayasamin, J. M. & Stynoski, J. L. Male principal investigators (almost) don’t publish with women in ecology and zoology. PLoS ONE 14, e0218598–14 (2019). https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0218598 

 

Music

Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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Carnegie Institution of Washington, via Associated Press

Emlyn tells Emma about the marine biologist, writer, and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, and Emma tells Emlyn about a heck of a lot of boss ladies!

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Sources

Main Story - Rachel Carson

  1. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Carson
  2. Women's History: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/rachel-carson
  3. American Chemical Society: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/rachel-carson-silent-spring.html
  4. Fire Ants Video: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:16-p-1402-2_Fire_Ants_on_Trial.webm

Women who werk

Music

Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Emma tells Emlyn about the chemist who found an effective treatment for leprosy, and Emlyn tells Emma about emotional contagion in ravens! 

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Sources

Main Story - Alice Augusta Ball

  1. Brown, Jeannette. African American Women Chemists. Oxford University Press, 2012.
  2. UW School of Pharmacy. “UWSOP alumni legend Alice Ball, Class of 1914, solved leprosy therapy riddle.” 2017. https://sop.washington.edu/uwsop-alumni-legend-alice-ball-class-of-1914-solved-leprosy-riddle/
  3. Brewster, Carisa D. “How the Woman Who Found a Leprosy Treatment Was Almost Lost to History.” National Geographic. 2018. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/alice-ball-leprosy-hansens-disease-hawaii-womens-history-science/

 

Women who werk

 

Music

Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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University of Hawai’i

Emlyn tells Emma about the Pacific phycologist and Hawaiian ethnobotanist, Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott, and Emma tells Emlyn about the body mass index (BMI) of Marvel characters!

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Sources 

Main Story - Isabella Aiona Abbott

  1. LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX. Isabella Aiona Abbott. https://www.pbshawaii.org/long-story-short-with-leslie-wilcox-isabella-aiona-abbott/
  2. Stanford News, Isabella Abbott, world-renowned Stanford algae expert, dies at 91” https://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/december/izzie-abbott-obit-120710.html
  3. “Pioneering professor is first lady of limu” by Jennifer Crites http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2010/10/isabella-abbott/
  4. Isabella Aiona Abbott: 2001 Distinguished Economic Botanist: Interpreting Pre-Western Hawaiian Culture as an Ethnobotanist. (2002). Economic Botany, 56(1), 3-6. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.lib.utexas.edu/stable/4256514
  5. “Inspiration of Izzie” by Julie Packard https://www.huffpost.com/entry/inspiration-from-izzie_n_791382
  6. “A tribute to Isabella Aiona Abbott on the occasion of her 85th birthday. Happy Birthday Izzie!” by Huisman J.M. and Norris J.N. Cryptogamie, Algol., 2004, 25 (3): 219-239 https://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/23539/1/tribute%20to%20isabella%20abbott.pdf

 

Women who werk

1. Scientists find a possible biomarker for detecting CTE

2. Captain Dorito and the bombshell

 

Music

Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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Stanford University

 

Emma tells Emlyn about the Hollywood star and inventor, Hedy Lamarr, and Emlyn tells Emma about the book, Invisible women! Apologies on this episode, we get excited, and there is quite a bit of audio distortion. 

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Sources

Main Story - Hedy Lamarr

  1. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. Directed by Alexandra Dean (2017).
  2. George, Alice. “Thank This World War II-Era Film Star for Your Wi-Fi.” Smithsonianmag.com. Aug. 4, 2019. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/thank-world-war-ii-era-film-star-your-wi-fi-180971584/
  3. Schearer, Steven M.  Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr. Sept. 28, 2010. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=d4hLFzsNgKEC&oi=fnd&pg=PT4&dq=hedy+lamarr&ots=uZOGX1rctz&sig=kokzynKHFjilAy2HGANNJ9PphcQ#v=onepage&q&f=false
  4. Ouellette, Jennifer. Hop, Skip and a Jump: Remembering Hedy Lamarr. Jan. 9, 2012. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-party-physics/hop-skip-and-a-jump-remembering-hedy-lamar/

 

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Caroline Criado Perez’s book entitled, “Invisible women: data bias in a world designed for men”.

 

Music

Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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Zeitgeist Films

Emlyn tells Emma about the cartographer and oceanographer, Marie Tharp, who mapped the ocean floor and found evidence for continental drift, and Emma tells Emlyn about research on sex differences in spatial reasoning!

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Sources

Main Story - Marie Tharp

  1. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute article, “Marie Tharp”: https://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7500&tid=282&cid=23306
  2. “Marie Tharp - Plate Techtonics Pioneer” by Hali Felt: https://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/27/6/pdf/i1052-5173-27-6-32.pdf
  3. “Marie Tharp, The Woman Who Discovered The Backbone Of Earth” by David Bressan, Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2018/07/30/hundreds-missing-and-many-feared-dead-after-laos-dam-collapse/#2d5f9e17f91b
  4. “How One Brilliant Woman Mapped the Secrets of the Ocean Floor | Short Film Showcase” by National Geographic https://youtu.be/vE2FK0B7gPo
  5. Four facts about Marie Tharp, the woman whose art mapped the bottom of the sea by Cassie Freund: https://massivesci.com/articles/marie-tharp-bottom-ocean-maps/

 

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Researchers Jillian E. Lauer, Eukyung Yhang, and Stella F. Lourenco describe the development of gender differences in spatial reasoning.

Journal article: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2019-17809-001?doi=1

Summary: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190411154728.htm

Music

Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

“I’m on a boat” by Lonely Island

 

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https://exploration.marinersmuseum.org/subject/marie-tharp/

 

Emma tells Emlyn about the NASA computer, mathematician, and rocket scientist, Annie Easley, and Emlyn tells Emma about the first female winner of the Abel Prize, Dr. Karen Uhlenbeck! 

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Sources

Main Story - Annie J. Easley

  1. Interview of Annie J. Easley by Sandra Johnson, 2001, for the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project. https://historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/oral_histories/NASA_HQ/Herstory/EasleyAJ/easleyaj.htm
  2. “Annie Easley, Computer Scientist” by Anne K. Mills. 2014. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/annie-easley-computer-scientist
  3. “The Trailblazing Human Computer Who Represented a New Age of Working Women” By Belle Hutton. 2018. http://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/gallery/9695/annie-easley/4

 

Women who werk - Dr. Karen Uhlenbeck

  1. “Retired UT professor becomes first woman to win prestigious prize in mathematics” by Brenna Hinshaw. http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2019/03/25/retired-ut-professor-becomes-first-woman-to-win-prestigious-prize-in-mathematics
  2. “Karen Uhlenbeck, Uniter of Geometry and Analysis, Wins Abel Prize” by Erica Klarreich. https://www.quantamagazine.org/karen-uhlenbeck-uniter-of-geometry-and-analysis-wins-abel-prize-20190319/
  3. “Karen Uhlenbeck Is First Woman to Win Abel Prize for Mathematics” by https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/science/karen-uhlenbeck-abel-prize.html

 

Music

Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

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NASA

 

Emlyn tells Emma about the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, and Emma tells Emlyn about schoolgirl climate change warrior, Greta Thunberg. 

WARNING: This episode gets nasty (i.e. war hospitals in the 1800s).

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Sources

Main Story - Florence Nightingale

  1. “Florence Nightingale” by History Channel: https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/florence-nightingale-1
  2. “Florence Nightingale: the Lady with the Lamp By” Mark Bostridge. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/nightingale_01.shtml#five
  3. Nightingale in Scutari: Her Legacy Reexamined by Christopher J. Gill and Gillian C. Gillhttps://academic.oup.com/cid/article/40/12/1799/314039
  4. "A history that lives on: Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole first met in the Crimea. Elizabeth Anionwu describes how they overcame personal battles to get there." by  Anionwu, Elizabeth. http://link.galegroup.com.ezproxy.lib.utexas.edu/apps/doc/A270979329/HRCA?u=txshracd2598&sid=HRCA&xid=4378b9e3.
  5. Florence Nightingale, the Woman and her Legend, by Mark Bostridge
  6. Eight little-known facts about Florence Nightingale by the History Press https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/eight-little-known-facts-about-florence-nightingale/
  7. A Brief History of Sexy Nurses by Dan Gentile. https://www.thrillist.com/sex-dating/nation/history-of-the-sexy-nurse

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Greta Thunberg, schoolgirl climate change warrior: ‘Some people can let things go. I can’t’ by Jonathan Watts (2019). https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/11/greta-thunberg-schoolgirl-climate-change-warrior-some-people-can-let-things-go-i-cant

 

Music

Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

“The Fish Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To Die Rag” by Country Joe and The Fish

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Emma tells Emlyn about the American anthropologist and archeologist, Zelia Nuttall, who spent her life studying remnants of ancient Mexican civilizations, and Emlyn tells Emma about #MeTooSTEM founder, Dr. McLaughlin, and Project PHaEDRA!

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Sources

Main Story - Zelia Nuttall

  1. The Archaeologist Who Helped Mexico Find Glory in Its Indigenous Past. McNeil, Leila. Smithsonian.com. Nov 5, 2018. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/archaeologist-who-helped-mexico-find-glory-its-past-180970700/
  2. Ruiz, Carmen. Insiders and outsiders in Mexican archaeology (1890-1930). Diss. 2003. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/905
  3. Zelia Nuttall: The Queen of Mexican Archeology https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/zelia-nuttall
  4. Tozzer, Alfred M. Zelia Nuttall. American Anthropologist 35.3 (1933): 475-482. https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1525/aa.1933.35.3.02a00070 
  5. Adams, Amanda. Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure.

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Shoutout #1: Science article about Dr. McLaughlin. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/neuroscientist-fighting-sexual-harassment-science-her-own-job-peril

Shoutout #2: Project Phaedra. https://library.cfa.harvard.edu/project-phaedra

 

Music

Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

Cover Image: The Bancroft Library, University of California

Images of Terracotta Heads: https://archive.org/details/jstor-495843/page/n23

Emlyn tells Emma about the revolutionary oncologist and surgeon who contributed immensely to chemotherapy, Dr. Jane Cooke Wright, and Emma tells Emlyn about the hidden female figures behind population genetics!

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Sources

Main Story - Jane Cooke Wright

  1. “WOMEN IN SCIENCE: JANE C. WRIGHT REVOLUTIONIZED CANCER RESEARCH (1919-2013)” by Dr. Ellen Elliot. https://www.jax.org/news-and-insights/jax-blog/2016/november/women-in-science-jane-wright
  2. “A Passion for Solving the Puzzle of Cancer: Jane Cooke Wright, M.D., 1919-2013” by Sandra M. Swain. http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/18/6/646.full
  3. Women Pioneers of Medical Research: Biographies of 25 Outstanding Scientists by King-Thom Chung.
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_C._Wright

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Researchers discover some of the “hidden figures” of population genetics by scouring old papers’ acknowledgement sections for female scientists whose contributions have been overlooked.

  1. Illuminating Women’s Hidden Contribution to Historical Theoretical Population GeneticsSamantha Kristin Dung, Andrea López, Ezequiel Lopez Barragan, Rochelle-Jan Reyes, Ricky Thu, Edgar Castellanos, Francisca Catalan, Emilia Huerta-Sánchez and Rori V. Rohlfs. GENETICS. February 1, 2019 vol. 211 no. 2 363-366; https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.118.301277
  2. “The Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes” by Ed Yong: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/02/womens-history-in-science-hidden-footnotes/582472/

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Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

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U.S. National Library of Medicine

Emma tells Emlyn about the American geology pioneer and first woman hired to the USGS, Dr. Florence Bascom, and Emlyn tells Emma about gene drives in mammals! 

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Sources

Main Story - Dr. Florence Bascom

  1. Arnold, Lois B. “BECOMING A GEOLOGIST: FLORENCE BASCOM IN WISCONSIN, 1874-1887.” Earth Sciences History, vol. 18, no. 2, 1999, pp. 159–179.
  2. Arnold, Lois B. “BECOMING A GEOLOGIST: FLORENCE BASCOM AND JOHNS HOPKINS, 1888–1895.” Earth Sciences History, vol. 19, no. 1, 2000, pp. 2–25
  3. Ogilvie, Ida H. “Florence Bascom: 1862-1945.” Science, vol. 102, no. 2648, 1945, pp. 320–321.
  4. Schafer, Elizabeth D. “Bascom, Florence (1862–1945).” Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Ed. Anne Commire. Vol. 2. Detroit, MI: Yorkin Publications, 2002. pp. 205-211.
  5. Schneiderman, Jill S. “A Life of Firsts: Florence Bascom.” GSA Today, July 1997, pp. 8-9
  6. Shillito, Lisa-Marie. “Florence Bascom.” https://trowelblazers.com/florence-bascom/

 

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Gene Drive in Mammals

  1. Nature article by Grunwald et al. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-0875-2
  2. Nature commentary by Bruce Conklin: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00185-y
  3. Science News article by Tina Hesman Saey: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/crispr-gene-drive-mice-pest-control-one-step-closer-reality

 

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Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

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Lyell collections

Emlyn tells Emma about the x-ray crystallographer, Dr. Rosalind Franklin, who was instrumental in discovering the structure of DNA, and Emma tells Emlyn about "messy" companion stars!

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Sources

Main Story - Dr. Rosalind Franklin

  1. “Rosalind Franklin and the damage of gender harassment” by Beryl Lieff Benderly https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/08/rosalind-franklin-and-damage-gender-harassment
  2. Dainton, Sir Frederick Sydney (1981). "Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, 9 November 1897 – 7 June 1978". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 27: 379–424. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1981.0016. JSTOR 769878.
  3. “Rosalind Franklin” by PBS: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bofran.html
  4. Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox
  5. “Rosalind Franklin” by Wikipedia

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Dr. Melissa Graham and a team of researchers observe “messy” companion stars in binary star systems that lead to supernova.

  1. https://www.washington.edu/news/2019/01/10/messy-supernova/
  2. https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-a-supernova.html

 

Music

Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

“Supernova Girl” by Zenon

 

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Ann Ronan Picture Library—World History Archive/age fotostock

 

 

January 7, 2019

Episode 026 - Purine Queen

Emma tells Emlyn about the chemist, Gertrude Belle Elion, who won a Nobel Prize for discovering new ways to treat diseases like leukemia and HIV, and Emlyn tells Emma about the upcoming film about Mary Anning! 

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SOURCES

Main Story - Gertrude B. Elion

  1. Gertrude B. Elion – Biographical. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2019. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1988/elion/biographical/
  2. Koenig, Rick. The Legacy of Great Science: The Work of Nobel Laureate Gertrude Elion Lives On. The Oncologist. October, 2006. http://theoncologist.alphamedpress.org/content/11/9/961
  3. American Chemical Society. Gertrude Elion (1918–1999). https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/women-scientists/gertrude-elion.html 
  4. Science History Institute. George Hitchings and Gertrude Elion https://www.sciencehistory.org/historical-profile/george-hitchings-and-gertrude-elion
  5. Avery, Mary Ellen. Gertrude B. Elion (1918–1999). Biographical Memoir for the National Academy of Sciences. 2000. http://www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/elion-gertrude.pdf
  6. Kresge, N, Simini, RD, and RL Hill. Developing the Purine Nucleoside Analogue Acyclovir: the Work of Gertrude B. Elion. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2008. http://www.jbc.org/content/283/19/e11.full.html#ref-list-1
  7. Altman, Lawrence K. “Gertrude Elion, Drug Developer, Dies at 81.” New York Times, 1999. https://www.nytimes.com/1999/02/23/us/gertrude-elion-drug-developer-dies-at-81.html

 

Women who werk

New movie coming out about Mary Anning! https://variety.com/2018/film/news/kate-winslet-saoirse-ronan-ammonite-fossil-hunter-francis-lee-1203090106/  

 

Music

Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

“La Vie Boheme” by Rent

 

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Courtesy of GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Heritage Center.

December 24, 2018

24 women of STEMmas!

Come play with us! Emma and Emlyn quiz each other about the 24 women of STEMmas we have covered in our podcast so far! How many questions can you answer?? 

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Music

“21 questions" by 50 Cent

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

“No Copyright Music: Christmas Instrumentals” by Heroboard: Music for Creators https://youtu.be/dYyPTy6425U

December 10, 2018

Episode 024 - You, Nice Foot!

Emlyn tells Emma about Eunice Newton Foote, the climate scientist who discovered that carbon dioxide was the main cause of global warming, and Emma tells Emlyn about geckos and coffee! 

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Sources:

Main Story - Eunice Newton Foote

  1. The Current, UC Santa Barbara, “Righting a Scientific Wrong”: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2018/018985/righting-scientific-wrong
  2. Wikipedia, “Eunice Newton Foote”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunice_Newton_Foote#cite_note-genealogy-1
  3. AAPG Search and Discovery, “Eunice Foote’s Pioneering Research on CO2 and Climate Warming: Update*”: http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2018/70317sorenson/ndx_sorenson.pdf.html
  4. Smithsonian Magazine article by Leila McNeil entitled “This Lady Scientist Defined the Greenhouse Effect But Didn’t Get the Credit, Because Sexism”: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/lady-scientist-helped-revolutionize-climate-science-didnt-get-credit-180961291/
  5. Think Progress article by Kyla Mandel entitled “This woman fundamentally changed climate science — and you’ve probably never heard of her”: https://thinkprogress.org/female-climate-scientist-eunice-foote-finally-honored-for-her-contributions-162-years-later-21b3cf08c70b/
  6. “AMERICAN WOMEN IN SCIENCE BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR” by Elizabeth Wagner Reed: http://www.catherinecreed.com/assets/writings/women_in_science.pdf

 

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Jessica Nirodi and co. describe how geckos (almost) walk on water.

    1. Pop Article: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/physics-how-geckos-almost-walk-water?tgt=nr
    2. Paper: https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)31469-6#%20

Marilyn Cornelis and co. find that coffee drinkers are more likely to perceive bitterness of caffeine.

    1. Pop article: https://news.feinberg.northwestern.edu/2018/11/genetic-variants-in-caffeine-perception/
    2. Paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-34713-z

 

Music

“Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

“PlasmaMash” by Daryl Bolling

Emma tells Emlyn about the first woman to get at PhD in Mathematics, Dr. Sofia Kovalevskaya, and Emlyn tells Emma about the burden of antimicrobial resistance in the EU! 

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Sources

Main Story - Sofia (Sonya) Kovalevskaya

  1. Alic, Margaret. (1986) Hypatia's heritage : a history of women in science from antiquity to the late nineteenth century. http://www.worldcat.org/title/hypatias-heritage-a-history-of-women-in-science-from-antiquity-to-the-late-nineteenth-century/oclc/1023906461
  2. Cooke, R. (1984) The Mathematics of Sonya Kovalevskaya. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9780387960302
  3. Lamb, Evelyn (2017) A Few of My Favorite Spaces: The Kovalevskaya Top. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/a-few-of-my-favorite-spaces-the-kovalevskaya-top/
  4. Ellison, Leigh (2002) Sofia Kovalevskaya. http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Projects/Ellison/index.html
  5. Wilson, Becky (1997) Sofia Kovalevskaya. https://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/kova.htm
  6. Belits, Yuriy (2005) A Brief Biography of Sofia Kovalevskaya. https://web.archive.org/web/20060920215141/http://www-math.cudenver.edu/~wcherowi/courses/m4010/s05/belitspdf.pdf
  7. Meares, Kimberley. The Works of Sonya Kovalevskaya http://www.pdmi.ras.ru/EIMI/2000/sofia/SKpaper.html

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Tacconelli, E. and M.D. Pezzani (2018). Public health burden of antimicrobial resistance in Europe. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(18)30648-0/fulltext

Music

“Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

Cover art

Wikipedia

 

Emlyn tells Emma about the astrophysicist that discovered the composition of the sun and stars, Dr. Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin, and Emma tells Emlyn about midterm election results and the STEMinists headed to Washington!

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Sources

Main Story - Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin

  1. American Physics Society NEWS by Richard Williams: https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201501/physicshistory.cfm
  2. American Institute of Physics Interview with Payne-Gaposchkin: https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/oral-histories/4620
  3. Wikipedia article: ­­­https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilia_Payne-Gaposchkin

 

Women who werk

  1. Many amazing women elected Nov 6, 2018:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/us/elections/women-elected-midterm-elections.html
    https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-pol-women-elected/
  2. Scientists that won their elections: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/some-takeaways-science-yesterday-s-us-elections
  3. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas and former psychiatric nurse) may take over for Lamar Smith as Chair of the House Science Commiittee: https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/11/eddie-bernice-johnson-science-returns-to-the-house/

Music

“Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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Smithsonian Institution Flickr

October 29, 2018

Episode 021 - Midtermites!

This week Emma tells Emlyn about the entomologist and civil rights activist (a.k.a. "the termite lady"), Dr. Margaret S. Collins, and Emlyn tells Emma about four female scientists running for office this November in IN, GA, VA, and NV! 

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Sources

Main Story -  Margaret S. Collins

  1. Black Women Scientists in the United States by Wini Warren.
  2. Carey, Charles W. "Collins, Margaret S. (1922–1996) Zoologist." African Americans in Science: An Encyclopedia of People and Progress, vol. 1, ABC-CLIO, 2008, pp. 51-52. Gale Virtual Reference Library,
  3. Child Prodigy, Pioneer Scientist, and Women and Civil Rights Advocate: Dr. Margaret James Strickland Collins (1922–1996) by Vernard R. Lewis. http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1653/024.099.0235
  4. Strickland, M. (1950), Differences in Toleration of Drying between Species of Termites (Reticulitermes). Ecology, 31: 373-385. https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/action/showCitFormats?doi=10.2307%2F1931492
  5. Jensen’s AAAS Fellowship. Science  20 May 1977: Vol. 196, Issue 4292, pp. 832. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/196/4292/832.1/tab-article-info
  6. “Margaret Collins: Scholar, Civil Rights Activist, and Mentor” by Lisa Fthenakis, March 27, 2018. https://siarchives.si.edu/blog/margaret-collins-scholar-civil-rights-activist-and-mentor

 

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Candidates:

  1. Edie Hardcastle: Democrat for Indiana State Senate, 49th district. http://hardcastle2018.com/
  2. Jasmine Clark: Democrat for Georgia House of Representatives, 108th district. https://www.jasmineclarkforgeorgia.com/
  3. Elaine Luria: Democrat for U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 2nd district. https://elaineforcongress.com/
  4. Jacky Rosen: Democrat for U.S. Senate from Nevada. https://www.rosenfornevada.com/

Organization helping promote science-oriented candidates: http://www.314action.org/home/

 

Music

“Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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Wikipedia

Emlyn tells Emma about the OG ecologist and professionally-trained artist, Maria Sibylla Merian, who described the life cycle and plant host use of ~200 insect species, and Emma tells Emlyn about the research of Nobel Prize winners Dr. Strickland and Dr. Arnold!

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Sources

Main Story - Maria Sibylla Merian

  1. Wikipedia Article on Maria Sibylla Merian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Sibylla_Merian
  2. Nature Ecology and Evolution article by Luíseach Nic Eoin: https://natureecoevocommunity.nature.com/users/18000-luiseach-nic-eoin/posts/14366-maria-sibylla-merian-1647-1717
  3. New York Times Article by JoAnna Klein: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/science/maria-sibylla-merian-metamorphosis-insectorum-surinamensium.html  
  4. The Atlantic article by Andrea Wulf: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/01/the-woman-who-made-science-beautiful/424620/
  5. Essay by Kay Etheridge, entitled: “Maria Sibylla Merian: The First Ecologist?” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256297016_Maria_Sibylla_Merian_The_first_ecologist  

 Further reading:

Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis by Kim Todd

 

Women who werk

Two women won 2018 Nobel Prizes in the Sciences!!!!

  1. Dr. Donna Strickland won a prize in Physics for her work on Chirped Pulse Amplification: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/nobel-prize-physics-donna-strickland-gerard-mourou-arthur-ashkin/571909/
  2. Dr. Frances Arnold won a prize in Chemistry for her work on direct evolution of enzymes:http://www.caltech.edu/news/frances-arnold-wins-2018-nobel-prize-chemistry-83926  and https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/nobel-winner-overcame-personal-loss-cancer-being-woman-n916391

 

Music

“Work” by Rihanna

“Mary Anning” by Artichoke

 

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