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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Positivity

A most positive reaction to harassment comes from a young woman scientist, Emily Temple-Wood. Temple-Wood is studying biology at Loyola University and is often the recipient of inappropriate and threatening emails simply because she is a woman in the field of science--once a field dominated by men. What she has done in response is to create Wikipedia entries for women scientists. Read about this admirable undertaking here.

We have biographies and picture books about women scientists and we welcome more! The best way to have girls become interested in science, is to provide models of women scientists to emulate. I look forward to seeing a book about the Loyola University student somewhere in the near future. Until then, look for one of these:

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