In the United States, the month of March is Women’s History month. So, to bring the month of March to a close, I thought I would highlight some women in science. The National Science Foundation, at Science 360, has some great multimedia science resources, including several profiles of women in science, ranging from graduate students, just making their way in science to established scientists who have made major contributions to their fields of study. The videos highlight ambassadors of science, trying to develop a scientifically literate public and laboratory researchers. I picked two to share with you today. But visit Science 360 to see some others.
The first one I thought I would share is of marine biology, PhD student, Ayana Johnson.
And here is a profile of analytical chemist Mary Wirth from Purdue University:
There are many wonderful profiles of scientists, male and female, at the Science 360 web site, and the fascinating work that they pursue. You can also find out more about the people who do science by visiting the This is What a Scientist Looks Like tumbler. It hasn’t been updated since February 2014, but the profiles that are there are quite nice.