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These 17 Women Changed The Face Of Physics

These 17 Women Changed The Face Of Physics | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
From discovering pulsars to correcting the optics of the fuzzy Hubble Space Telescope, here are 17 stories of women who made undeniably vital contributions to astronomy and physics.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , John Purificati
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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, August 13, 2015 9:32 AM

Women in Science!  Encourage young scientists today.  

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3 Projects That Aim To Unleash Girls' Inner Geeks ~ readwrite

3 Projects That Aim To Unleash Girls' Inner Geeks ~ readwrite | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

by Stephanie Chan

 

"Long underrepresented in science and engineering, women are badly in need of a girl power-up. There simply aren't enough of them to fill voracious demand for technical jobs in the market today. By 2020, there will be 1.5 million too few U.S. college grads to fill the rising number of highly skilled jobs.

 

"Women could make up a good chunk of that shortfall, but only if more of them enter the pipeline. As of 2009, women earned just 31% of degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and women scientists and engineers only comprised 35% and 15% of the total, respectively.

 

"With people in short supply and technical skills in such high demand, it's a really good time to start thinking about how women could be changing the tech and science world as we know it. Here are several projects whose leaders have been doing just that."


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