Students will learn about Leona Woods Marshall Libby, who worked on the Manhattan Project and afterward had a successful and diverse career as a research physicist, while also discussing the value of interdisciplinary research.
Students will learn about the lack of recognition that plagued the careers of female scientists while developing research, reasoning, and debate skills. This lesson is intended for a high school or college level audience.
Students will learn about the contributions of contemporary women to physics, astronomy, and related disciplines. They will also explore careers and the significance of professional societies in physics.