Monthly Archives: March 2014

Women’s History Month
Photo by George Joch / courtesy Argonne National Laboratory via Flickr.

Photo by George Joch / courtesy Argonne National Laboratory via Flickr.

March is Women’s History Month and what better time to introduce your students to some exceptional female scientists? Here are some short, informal video interviews of female scientists:

  • TanYa Gwathmey – TanYa is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Find out what inspired her to study physiology and what some of her other interests are.
  • Carmen Troncoso Brindeiro – Carmen is a Postodoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth Medical School. Originally, she didn’t like science but now she studies cystic fibrosis.
  • Johana Vallejo – Johana is an Assistant Professor at Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine who studies insulin resistance. She provides information on her research and career in both English and Spanish.

If your students get inspired and want to read about more female scientists, point them to these two Archive collections:  Biographies of Female Biologists I & Biographies of Female Biologists II.

Share with the Community: Who are some of your favorite female scientists? Are you doing any fun activities with your class to introduce them to women in STEM careers? Leave a Comment!