Great Women Role Models
While many of the vendors' brochures contain nice photos of girls exploring technology, employment statistics tell a different story.
The lower the grade in which which young women are tantalized and brought into the mainstream, the better the chances for success.
History's Women highlights contributors by field, such as literature and society. This site's advantage is that it is accessible to different reading capabilities.
Las Mujeres contains biographies of Latina women in all fields, across the Americas. Some have left a legacy and others are community activists.
Women in Math, sponsored by Agnes Scott College, has an attractive layout and is updated frequently. Check out their Did you know? section.
Maria Sibylla Merian was a Naturalist, an Entymologist and a Botanical Illustrator and is rated as being one of the greatest ever botanical artists. She is best known for her illustrations of plants and insects.
This resource includes an overview of her life and work, and online galleries and exhibitions which display her work.
Scribbling Women started as a series of radio plays, dramatizations of American women's literature. It is expanding with a forum and profiles of contemporary women writers.
For biographies of women through history read Women in World History.
Even imagining their potential is not on the radar for young women who lack role models. The biographies of 143 women scientists prior to modern times have been collected at ASTR.
While we don't advocate distorting history from one gender perspective and even contributing to de facto segregation by ethnic or gender role models, nonetheless some compensation for past wrongs is called for. It is nice to know that 100's of women have advanced science thru the ages.
The site, entitled Women On the Web/ElectronMedia, offers links and concept papers for women to take up careers which mingle humanities like music and art and new technologies.
This career convergence has not occurred before and the opportunities are exciting.
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Other Areas To Check Out...
• FT STEM – Building Airplanes
• Simulation & Modeling Tools
• Integrating Math and Science
• Major US and North American Federal Organizations: Environment
• Integrated Studies: Math (sampler)
• Ideas And Inspiration For The K-12 Community