Day 10! It's Professor Euphemia Haynes, first female African-American doctor of mathematics #womeninSTEM https://findingada.com/blog/2018/12/10/women-in-stem-advent-calendar-day-10-professor-euphemia-haynes/
Day 9 is Florence Violet McKenzie OBE! She was first Australian woman to earn an electrical engineering diploma, and the first to become a certified radio telegraphist #womeninSTEM https://findingada.com/blog/2018/12/09/women-in-stem-advent-calendar-day-9-florence-violet-mckenzie-obe/
Morning folks! Today on the calendar it's Aglaonice, who used her skill of predicting lunar eclipses to pretend she was bewitching the moon from the sky! #womeninSTEM https://findingada.com/blog/2018/12/08/women-in-stem-advent-calendar-day-8-aglaonice/
Fun additional fact, cw as about sex Show more
She also wrote one of the earliest descriptions of the female orgasm, despite being a nun.
Today's advent calendar is Hildegard of Bingen, a Benedictine nun and natural historian #womeninSTEM https://findingada.com/blog/2018/12/07/women-in-stem-advent-calendar-day-7-hildegard-of-bingen/
There are also some other ace science advent calendars about this year https://medium.com/@theRemarkablz/2018-science-advent-calendars-b0515512b76
More advent calendar fun! Today it's Maria Gaetana Agnesi, a mathematician who was the first woman to write a maths textbook #womeninSTEM https://findingada.com/blog/2018/12/06/women-in-stem-advent-calendar-day-6-maria-gaetana-agnesi/
Today in the advent calendar it's Louise Bourgeois Boursier, French midwife and obstetrician! #womeninSTEM
Day 4 of #womeninSTEM advent is Wang Zhenyi, Qing Dynasty scholar, mathematician and astronomer https://findingada.com/blog/2018/12/04/women-in-stem-advent-calendar-day-4-wang-zhenyi/
I missed one! Dr Susan La Flesche Picotte, first female Native American medical doctor, and day 3 on our #womeninSTEM advent calendar https://findingada.com/blog/2018/12/03/women-in-stem-advent-calendar-day-3-dr-susan-la-flesche-picotte/
Day 2 of the women in STEM advent calendar is Victoria Drummond! She was pretty badass... https://findingada.com/blog/2018/12/02/women-in-stem-advent-calendar-day-2-victoria-drummond-mbe/
Been working on a women in STEM advent calendar - today was Tapputi!
I probably should have added #womeninSTEM 🙂 Please boost, it's always such a fun day!
Have you heard about Ada Lovelace Day? It's an international day of celebration of women in STEM, held on 9 October. There is a live show in London, tickets available from here https://findingada.com/events/ada-lovelace-day-live/ and independent events all over the world https://findingada.com/worldwide-events/
This year is our tenth, and we'd love to make it the biggest one yet. Come along to our live show, attend an event, organise one of your own or write a blog, and help us celebrate all the amazing women in STEM, past and present!
Feedback please: suggestions for Mastodon after the recent drama Show more
One way to look at #wilw's departure from Mastodon is a successful act of community defense by trans people and allies against somebody who had a history of causing harm. Unsurprisingly, Wil sees it differently, and the press coverage in The Verge followed his framing: an “online mob” drove him off.
In any case, the situation certainly highlights limitations of the software - and challenges for the community as a whole.
Interesting study by Wikimedia Foundation into the availability of Wikipedia's references across different subjects. Sad to see that Chemistry ranks very low, with a high percentage of pay-walled references.
Should also link to the twitter thread: https://twitter.com/Wikimedia/status/1031581857035497472
#introduction Hi I'm Stephanie. I'm interested in scicomm, and work for a women in STEM organisation. I've recently finished my psychology degree, and in the process of working out my next steps! Would love to connect with some folk interested in thoughtful discussion on a range of topics. Really pleased already to see the strong commitment to inclusion :-)
We are explicitly anti-Nazi, anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia, anti-sexism and anti-racism
We are explicitly pro-inclusion and pro-accesibility
We ban people for harassment
We take sides, because failure to do so suggests a moral equivalence that undermines academic freedom itself
So we are not "neutral" in that sense
Psychology graduate, work in scicomm for women in STEM
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