GGSTEM Art? Finally some STEAM on this blog! (STEAM = STEM + ARTS)

Thank you to GGSTEM contributor  Else Høyrup, who pointed us to this Scientific American article featuring 15 works of art depicting women in science.  Since this project initially began as a collection of pictures, this project seemed to fit right in.  Many of the women featured in the art have already been discussed on this blog.

As a bonus, Else also found this Smithsonian article on 10 historic female scientists.


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Annie Easley

NASA Science and Engineering Newsletter Annie Easley.jpg

Thanks to blogger My Purple Glasses, who called attention to programmer Annie Easley in this blog post.  Check it out!  There’s a link to a NASA interview…

According to Wikipedia, the picture above is the cover of Science and Engineering Newsletter featuring Easley at the Lewis Research Center.





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Florence Barbara Seibert

Thanks to Deb Hirsch, who pointed out this tweet from the Smithsonian archives.  Anyone know more?


Here’s more information:

Thanks for sharing! Here’s a tad bit more about her –
Cheers, Effie Kapsalis, Smithsonian Institution Archives


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Anandi Gopal Joshi


Thanks to Dan Stoebel, who pointed out this great article by Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi called “Remarkable Photos of 19th Century Indian Women in US Medical School.

You can also check out this related Wikipedia link about Anandi Gopal Joshi and the photo pictured above.  The Wikipedia article says

Anandi Gopal Joshi (March 31, 1865 – February 26, 1887) was the first Indian woman to obtain a degree in Western medicine. (Kadambini Ganguly earned a medical degree the same year, 1886, after Anandibai.) She was also the first Hindu woman to do so,[1] and is also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil. [2]


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Evelyn Witkin


Thanks to Physicist Karen Daniels, who suggested geneticist Evelyn Witkin for GGSTEM.  Karen notes that Witkin’s son was one of the original members of the musical group Sha Na Na.

Here’s a great interview of Witkin by Jane Gitschier, which contains the photo above.

Witkin has several entries in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Oral History Collection.

Wikipedia has this article and the picture below in which she is receiving the National Medal of Science for her work on DNA mutagenesis and DNA repair.



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A kindred post-it-note



I was tickled to find the picture above in a link from the blog post below.


Image Sadly I lost the link to the blog — if it is yours, please let me know and I will add a link!  (Info added below about the source — thanks to you all!)

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Frances Dunkle Coffin

ImageThanks to Deb Hirsch, who pointed out this super post on about Frances Dunkle Coffin, along with the pic above and this quote:

“… In that very straightforward way, Fran was part of the generation of women who blazed trails for girls and women who followed. That legacy of open doors is part of what she leaves behind. We are all the richer for it.” – Robin Greenler, Family Friend

Read the post to learn about Coffin’s career in Chemistry at the NACA Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio (which later was part of NASA).

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