The Famous and Forgotten Women of STEM
The Editors have compiled their favorite pieces highlighting the many overlooked contributions of women in STEM.
Women in Science Textbooks
A team of scholars examined the seven most popular ecology textbooks. Guess what they didn't find?
How Women Helped to Develop the First Spacesuit
NASA recently cancelled an all-female spacewalk, citing a lack of spacesuits. Ironically, women played a key role in creating the very first spacesuits.
Female Inventive Talent
Brief commentary on one line from JSTOR: An unsigned editorial from an 1870s issue of Scientific American suggests that women can be great inventors, too.
Seven Beautiful Illustrations of Women Scientists You Should Know
When we talk about inspiring girls to study STEM, do we also consider how important it is to ...
Six Women in Science You Should Know
Six female scientists—historical and contemporary—who don’t have much name recognition but who have done important, interesting work.
Vera Rubin was groundbreaking astrophysicist who discovered evidence of dark matter.
How Marie Curie Claimed Credit for Her Scientific Work
Marie Curie was the first major woman scientist to get full credit for her scientific contributions.
The Mother of Ocean Floor Cartography
Marie Tharp's contribution to ocean-floor mapping and the acceptance of plate tectonics wasn't recognized at the time.