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Students will learn about the professional and personal challenges faced by Lise Meitner and other female physicists in the mid-20th century.
Students will learn how women at Harvard Observatory coped with the discrimination they faced and partially overcame it to gain recognition for their efforts.
Students will read a real paper that was submitted to the Royal Society by a woman in 1911, and will learn about the connection between science and the development of technology.
Students will learn about the history of women's colleges and their role in physical science education by exploring several key institutions that offer physical science degrees.
Students will learn about four African American astronauts who broke boundaries different ways and in different time periods.
Students will research the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and examine several institutions that offer degrees in the physical sciences.
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 significance of scientific writing, the significance of two writers from the early eighteen hundreds, and will practice writing themselves.
Students will learn about subtle discrimination, its negative effects on the careers of women in physics and astronomy, and strategies to eliminate it from the workplace and classroom.