March is Women’s History Month! To celebrate, the WHOI Women’s Committee will be showing the film “Women In Science” on Thursday, March 15th at noon in Clark 507. Bring your lunch and come enjoy this fascinating film. This event is free and is open to everyone.
The rapid growth in the number of women in science is one of the least noticed but one of the most important trends in science and society today.
Part 1 traces the history of women in science. Included are sections on Marie Anne Lavoisier, Maria Mitchell, Caroline Herschel, Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie and others.
Part 2 features interviews with women working on the frontiers of science and technology today in academia and in industry. Included are a chemical engineer, a biochemist, a nurse-midwife, a physicist and America's first astronaut, Sally Ride, a microbiologist and a computer technician.