Monday, March 20, 2017

A to Z Theme Reveal: Female Scientists Before Our Time

Hi. With all the news about science and the education of our youth in the news of late, gravitating toward a science theme for the A-Z Challenge was easy. I am not a scientist but there are plenty of scientists in my family. 

I also read online that only "6.7% of women graduate with STEM degrees vs. 17% of men, meaning men are 2.5 times more likely to enter these high paying fields." Goodness, I would encourage both sexes to enter the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We need more of you!

So being a historian at heart, especially when it comes to women's history, I have decided to explore female scientists, going back as far as I can to women in our ancient past and the Middle Ages. Nothing heavy mind you, and I promise to keep it interesting. 

Best wishes to all who participate this year!!  

30 comments:

  1. After the popularity of the film Hidden Figures, there will be a lot of interest in your theme this year.

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    1. I have not seen this film, so I'm glad to be reminded. It's on my list believe me. And I do hope you are right about interest. Thanks for stopping by, Alex, and best of luck to you and everyone else this year.

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  2. Yay! So pleased you're taking part Sharon! Women in teh sciences seldom get the recognition they deserve. I remember well your previous posts - the one on women air pilots was so interesting from a year or so ago -

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    1. Thank you. It's going to be tough finding enough information. I do all my research online for the AZs so we'll see what happens. Good luck on your topic too :)

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  3. I am totally up for your theme. I look forward to seeing which women scientists you've chosen to spotlight. (I'm blogging about astronomy this year, so have a vested interest in your topic.)

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I think I have one or two astronomers in the list. My sketches will be pretty light weight though, nothing in depth, so I'm curious how you handle one science in particular. Checking your site next :)

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  4. It sounds interesting so far. Are you posting about women from your country, or from around the world?

    My theme is going to be quite different: postcards, as my blog is about all postal things.

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    1. I love your postcard theme. I have an old collection I've wanted to do something with too. I'll be stopping by, and hope to see you back here too.

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  5. I'm intrigued. Anxious to see what you post in April. Gald you are along for the ride.

    Building an Artful Life Reveal Linda G.

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    1. Hi! Glad you're along for the ride too. Off to see your site next :)

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  6. My BS degree is in chemistry. Looking forward to your choices. I'll be traveling again in April.

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    1. Chemistry is hard, at least it was for me. I remember struggling in a class 'way back when'. This will be "science lite." Have fun traveling and checking in!

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  7. Science was something I always struggled with but I am looking forward to your theme and I remembered your theme from last year and so enjoyed it!

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    1. Hi Birgit! Nice to see you again. This is not my best subject either, so I'm anxious to learn a bit, but it will be pretty light weight. Guessing you're doing movie themes again? Off to your site next :)

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    1. Oh yes, thank you. Looking forward to your "weird" topic!

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  9. Best of luck with the A-to-Z challenge! It'll be fun to learn more about these female scientists... :)

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    1. Thanks Heather. Wish I had more written at this point. Need to get busy!

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  10. Sharon (my real name is Sharon as well), I am looking forward to your series. I am working on a middle grade bio series on Intrepid Women. Your title got me because Mary Anning is one of my subjects! Ada Lovelace is also on my list. I'll be back.

    I am writing personality quirks for character development. Thanks for coming to see me there. Hope you'll be back.
    www.angelicafrench.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Sharon! That would be a fun series to do and I love your a-z theme.

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  11. I am a scientist and a teacher. I am always telling my students to give credit where credit is due, and trying to inform them of major scientific advances made by people who were not acknowledged (many of whom were women). I look forward to your posts!

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    1. Your students are lucky to have you! I hope I can find enough information to keep it interesting. Some letters are going to be a challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. You have a knack for picking interesting topics. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks! I actually had three topics this year, and decided this one last minute.

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  13. Hi Sharon - these will be fascinating to read - looking forward to it. I missed Hidden Figures - but bought the book - and that had some background information ... so I'm sure I'll enjoy that possibly more than the film. Wonder who you'll choose to write about ... see you there - cheers Hilary

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    1. Good for you buying the book. We all should :) Good luck in the A-Z. Thanks!

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  14. As a female with a couple of STEM degrees, I say hurrah! Wonderful idea for the challenge.

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    1. Thanks! Nice to have you on board Tamara!

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  15. Thank you for including my blog :)

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