Header by Rory Midhani
Feature image via MIT fan film about Riri Williams, linked below.
Hey do you want to read a bunch of lists about women in STEM? Good news! It was just International Women’s Day and everyone had the same idea! Super into it.
+ 12 incredible women you’ve never heard of who changed science forever (probably you’ve heard of one or two of them, though)
+ Um this is awesome: The Pioneer of Graphic Adventure Games Was a Woman
+ Nature posted about women scientists being attacked on social media
+ NASA’s new budget is big on other worlds but ignores our own. I’m kind of torn on how I feel about this. Maybe because my expectations for this administration are so low, I wasn’t even sure they’d allow space research to continue?
Geekery Grab Bag
+ Why Whales Leap Into the Air: “After hundreds of hours of observations, we now know it’s true: breaching humpback whales are yelling.”
+ What is uranium? Trump apparently doesn’t know, but you can/should
+ Check out this fan film MIT students made about Riri Williams, the new Iron Man:
Can’t Hold Us Down
+ Here’s an annotated list of important recent studies on Gender Bias in Academe
This struggle of the human female toward sex equality will end in a new sex order, with the female as superior. The modern woman, who anticipates in merely superficial phenomena the advancement of her sex, is but a surface symptom of something deeper and more potent fermenting in the bosom of the race.
Do Make Say Think
Notes From A Queer Engineer is a recurring column with an expected periodicity of 14 days. The subject matter may not be explicitly queer, but the industrial engineer writing it sure is. This is a peek at the notes she’s been doodling in the margins.