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Students will learn about the role of African Americans played in the Mahanattan Project as scientists, technicians, and workers by exploring the biographies of several of these individuals.
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.
Students will learn about Elmer Imes' experimental work on spectroscopy and how it was a turning point in modern applied physics.
Students will learn the story of Marietta Blau, an oft-forgotten Austrian Jewish physicist who was forced to leave her country upon its annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938
Students will learn about the life and work of nuclear physicist Chien-Shiung Wu and explore the trend of scientists becoming public figures and activists.
Students will learn about different African cultures and the ways that they have understood what we know as the Orion constellation.
Students will learn about spectra, their connection to atomic absorption and emission, and how astronomer Margaret Huggins contributed to early spectral photography.