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Women Scientists You Need To Know

Women Scientists You Need To Know
If you think about the greatest women scientists throughout history, Marie Skłodowska-Curie is probably at the top of the list. For good reason - she is still, after all, the only person in history to win two Nobel prizes in two sciences. However, for many people she remains the only historical female scientist they have heard of. Because March 8 is International Women’s Day, here is an introduction to some women who have made incredible contributions to science. Valentina Tereshkova Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space in 1963, onboard the Vostok 6 as part of the Cosmonaut Corps. Following her time in space, she earned a doctorate in engineering and eventually entered politics where she used her position to advocate for space exploration, particularly for women. Jocelyn Bell Burnell While working as a postgrad, Jocelyn Bell Burnell observed radio pulsars for the first time. Later, Bell worked as a physics professor at Open University in the UK and at Princeton. Related:  Femmes de sciences (sauf maths)Gender Equality / Egalitarianism

Anna Wierzbicka Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Livres écrits par Anna Wierzbicka: What Did Jesus Mean? Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in simple and universal human concepts (2001)Emotions Across Languages and Cultures: Diversity and universals (1999)Understanding Cultures Through Their Key Words: English, Russian, Polish, German, Japanese (1997)Semantics: Primes and Universals (1996)Semantics, Culture and Cognition: Universal human concepts in culture-specific configurations (1992)Cross-cultural pragmatics: The semantics of human interaction (1991)The Semantics of Grammar (1988)English Speech Act Verbs: A semantic dictionary (1987)Lexicography and Conceptual Analysis (1985)The Case for Surface Case (1980)Lingua Mentalis: The semantics of natural language (1980)Semantic Primitives (1972)

Women's Services and Resources Blog Association Femmes & Sciences | Promouvoir les sciences et les techniques auprès des femmes, promouvoir les femmes dans les sciences et les techniques The Gender Spectrum Printer-friendly version Illustration by Olaf Hajek When we meet a newborn baby, most of us ask the same question: boy or girl? Often, the answer is easy. Often, but not always. Meet Alex, a fourth-grader in Madison, Wis., with long, blond hair, a lanky build and a broad smile. Boy or girl? When we meet people for the first time, we look for gender cues in a way so automated we don’t even know we’re doing it. Then someone like Alex (we used a pseudonym to protect Alex’s privacy) walks into the room, and everything we thought we knew about gender flies out the window. Gender may seem simple, but the myths surrounding this concept mask its true complexity. In the parlance of gender development, sex exists between your legs—it’s your biology, your chromosomes, your anatomy. For most kids, birth sex and gender identity match. The terminology used to describe these identities is vast and evolving. Alex has adamantly shirked gender boxes since the age of three, refusing to be called boy or girl.

Joanna Bryson Primary research interest: Using Artificial Intelligence to understand Natural Intelligence. Secondary interests: Agent-based modelling of animal societies & cultural evolution, modular models of individual intelligence, AI development methodologies, action selection and dynamic planning, intelligent and cognitive systems (e.g. intelligent environments, artificial companions, game characters), AI & Society. Hobbies include political science, neuroscience and music. Novikova, J., Watts, L. and Bryson, J. J., 2014. The role of emotions in inter-action selection. Wang, Y., Matthews, S. and Bryson, J. Taylor, D. and Bryson, J.J., 2014. Gunkel, D.J. and Bryson, J., 2014. Novikova, J., Gaudl, S. and Bryson, J., 2014. Gaudl, S. and Bryson, J. Bann, E. Bryson, J. Sylwester, K., Herrmann, B. and Bryson, J., 2013. Bann, E. Gaudl, S., Davies, S. and Bryson, J. Huang, B., El-Khoury, S., Li, M., Bryson, J. Huang, B., Bryson, J. Seth, A. Bryson, J.J., 2012. Powers, S.T., Taylor, D. Bryson, J.

Powerful Verizon Commercial Casts Spotlight on Gender Roles <br/><a href=" US News</a> | <a href=" Sports News</a> Copy A powerful commercial lends a theory to why so many girls grow up to steer clear of science and math. Their parents are telling them they're pretty -- but maybe not telling them that they're also pretty brilliant. That's not the only thing these girls are hearing. The "Inspire Her Mind" ad by Verizon, which was released earlier this month, is part of a campaign to introduce more girls to the STEM fields. It follows one little girl from toddler to teenager. The commercial cites a statistic that while 66 percent of 4th grade girls say they like science and math, only 18 percent of all college engineering majors are female. The take away for parents: encourage your daughter's love of science and technology.

Émilie du Châtelet Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Châtelet. Émilie du Châtelet Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] De ses divers amants, c’est Voltaire qui eut le plus d’influence sur elle, l’encourageant à approfondir ses connaissances en physique et en mathématiques, matières pour lesquelles il lui reconnaissait des aptitudes particulières, la considérant supérieure à lui-même en ce domaine de la « Philosophie Naturelle», car c'est ainsi qu'on appelait à l'époque les sciences physiques. Elle fait la connaissance de Voltaire en 1734, alors qu’il est en disgrâce ; elle l’accueille chez elle, dans son château de Cirey-sur-Blaise : il a trente-neuf ans et elle vingt-sept, leur liaison va durer quinze ans. François Victor Le Tonnelier de Breteuil a favorisé comme ministre de la guerre ses proches, en particulier la belle-famille de sa cousine germaine, Émilie du Châtelet[1]. Hommage[modifier | modifier le code]

“Important to make gender equality visible in practice” - Vetenskapsrådet Similar participant observations had been carried out in 2008, 2009, and 2011. It all started at the initiative of an evaluation panel chair who seemed to detect that there were differences in how grant applications from women and men were treated, differences that were subtle and difficult to capture and specify. In several of the panels observed in 2012 there were no gender differences in panel discussions or in how applicants were judged. - Regardless of how uncommon this issue is, it’s important to make it visible and discuss it, says Mille Millnert, Director General of the Swedish Research Council. Mille Millnert has proposed to the Board of the Swedish Research Council that gender-equality observations should be a permanent feature in order to assure the quality of the evaluation work, as a complement to the statistics that are gathered and followed up. - Our assessment must be fair, and a fair assessment is gender neutral.

Eva Illouz Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Eva Illouz Eva Illouz en 2008 Eva Illouz (hébreu : אווה אילוז), est une intellectuelle et une universitaire israélienne spécialisé dans les sociologie des sentiments et de la culture[1]. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Illouz est née le 30 avril 1961 à Fès au Maroc et est allée vivre en France avant l'âge de 10 ans. Elle parle couramment français, hébreu, anglais et allemand. Carrière[modifier | modifier le code] Eva Illouz est professeur de sociologie à l'Université hébraïque et la directrice de l'École des beaux-arts de Bezalel, à Jérusalem[2]. Diplômée de l'université de Paris X et de l'Université de Pennsylvanie, elle a enseigné à l'Université de Princeton, à l'Institut de Recherche sociale et à l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales de Paris. Elle est considérée comme une des douze intellectuelles les plus influentes au monde d'après Die Zeit[3]. Livres publiés[modifier | modifier le code] Portail de la sociologie

Creating Pathways to Success for Women Entrepreneurs | Cory Booker Small businesses are playing a vital role in our emergence from one of the worst recessions in our nation's history. In fact, America's 23 million small businesses are responsible for 54 percent of all U.S. sales. There are a number of factors contributing to this phenomenon -- our long tradition of entrepreneurship and an evolving economic landscape, to name a few. But among the most impactful is that more and more women are becoming entrepreneurs. According to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN, women are starting 1,288 net new businesses per day; over the past 17 years, women-owned businesses have increased at 1.5 times the national average. The impact of these new businesses is profound. While we have seen increases in women's success in the entrepreneurial space, there is still room for improvement, and the gains have not translated to much of the rest of the business world.

Haruko Obokata Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Haruko Obokata (小保方 晴子, né à Matsudo dans la préfecture de Chiba, le 1983) est une biologiste cellulaire japonaise et directrice de recherche en biologie du développement à l’Institut RIKEN. Ses recherches permettraient de créer à partir de cellules humaines, des cellules pluripotentes, générées par certains types de stress. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Obokata est né à Matsudo, dans la préfecture de Chiba, au Japan en 1983. Lien externe[modifier | modifier le code] (en) Centre de biologie du développement RIKEN

Women stay in jobs longer than they should The job market still isn’t good enough for a lot of people to think about switching jobs, even if they’re sick of the one they have. But research shows men and women handle job tenure differently. Once people have been settled in a job for a few years, women are less likely to leave than guys are. Take Danielle Maveal. For a long time, she thought of herself as lucky, working as a creative type for Etsy, an online marketplace selling handmade and vintage stuff. “And I probably should have left a year, maybe more than a year, before I did,” Maveal says. Her whole identity was tied up with her job. Jessica Bennett isn’t surprised to hear that. “When you get in a place where you feel like you’ve come up there, you’ve been promoted, there have been people who have helped you along the way, you feel committed to them, it’s almost like you’re in a relationship with them, and you feel guilty in some way leaving,” Bennett says.

Virginia E. Johnson Virginia E. Johnson, born Mary Virginia Eshelman[1] (February 11, 1925 – July 24, 2013),[2] was an American sexologist, best known as the junior member of the Masters and Johnson sexuality research team.[3] Along with William H. Masters, she pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunctions and disorders from 1957 until the 1990s. Early life[edit] Johnson moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where she became a business writer for the St. Sexological works[edit] Johnson met William H. In April 2009, Thomas Maier reported in Scientific American that Johnson had serious reservations about the Masters and Johnson Institute's program to convert homosexuals into heterosexuals,[8] a program which ran from 1968 to 1977.[9][10] Personal life[edit] Masters, who married again after his divorce from Johnson,[1] died in 2001.[13] In popular culture[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]