Multcolib Research: Women succeed in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics
Annotation:Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.
Annotation:Examines the lives of African American women who have offered important contributions or inventions in the field of science, including Madame C.J. Walker, Angela D. Ferguson, Bessie Blount Griffin, and Shirley Ann Jackson.
Annotation:Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.
Annotation:Profiles the life of the woman who founded a cosmetics company and became the first female self-made millionaire in the United States.
Annotation:Journey to the Namibian desert with Caitlin O'Connell, an American scientist, and witness one of nature's largest , most complex, and most intelligent mammals living today on this earth.
Annotation:An account of the finding of the first entire skeleton of an ichthyosaur, an extinct sea reptile, by a twelve-year-old English girl who went on to become a paleontologist.
Annotation:An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.
Annotation:An authorized portrait about Grandin's life with autism and her groundbreaking work as a scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities describes how she overcame key disabilities through education and the support of her mother.
Annotation:Profiles various women with technological careers, including a plant physiologist, while providing simple activities that encourage young girls to explore and experiment with technology.
Annotation:The story of a young girl living in the Middle Ages who took the time to observe the life cycle of butteflies--and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.
Annotation:Introduces the lives and work of three eminent primatologists, shares insights into their educations under mentor Louis Leakey, while exploring their pivotal contributions to twentieth-century natural science.
Annotation:The story of Cathy Forster's experiences as a member of a team of paleontologists who went on an expedition to the island of Madagascar in 1998 to search for fossil birds.
Annotation:Presents brief accounts of the work of a variety of women scientists in such fields as astronomy, biology, anthropology, and medicine.
Annotation:A picture book biography tells the story of Sylvia Earle's growing passion for the wonders of the sea and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world.
Annotation:Describes the life and work of Rachel Carson, the biologist and writer whose book, "Silent Spring," prompted today's environmental movement.
Annotation:The first African American woman to travel to space shares her special memories from her childhood in Chicago, to her college career at Stanford University, to her work in West Africa as the Peace Corps youngest medical officer.
Annotation:Examines the work performed by Amanda Vincent and Heather Koldewey of Project Seahorse, along with Filipino colleagues and fishers, to protect seahorses and the coral reefs where they live while also helping the local fishing families.
Annotation:Presents the life of a Egyptian woman who lived in fifth century Alexandria and became a respected scholar in mathematics and philosophy.
Annotation:Mattie Knight loved to make things ranging from a foot warmer for her mother or toys for her older brothers. Or, when she was 12, a metal guard to prevent shuttles from shooting off looms and hurting workers. Later, Mattie invented a machine that could cut and glue the square-bottomed paper bags we still use today.
Annotation:Describes the life of the first woman to study physics at the University College of Paris, who went on to receive two Nobel Prizes for her work in radioactivity.
Annotation:Chronicles the lives and achievements of pioneering women in medicine, including cardiologist Helen Brook Taussig, pathologist Alice Hamilton, psychoanalyst Anna Freud, and medical researcher Florence Sabin.
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Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. Check out these fascinating reads for kids about and/or by accomplished women in STEM fields.