Introduction to The Science Women

Welcome to The Science Women!

The idea for this blog came about gradually. I’ve always been interested in science, and even have a graduate degree in science, but my work life took me in a different direction. My love for science, however, remains.

History of science fascinates me. How do we formulate our ideas about the world? What ideas feed into other ideas? How do two seemingly unrelated ideas come together to give us a radically new understanding about the world? So, while reading various science history books, here and there, I would come upon little glimpses of females who have contributed to our understanding of the world. The mentions would be mere flashes, compared to the pages upon pages filled with the achievements of their male counterparts. But I always understood that, to achieve even that brief mention, these women were extraordinary.

A few years ago, I had a daughter. One of my jobs as a parent is to teach her about the world around us. I started getting her books, first a kids’ encyclopedia, then books about specific topics like dinosaurs or the solar system and the universe. In a way, I was re-learning about the world through her eyes. And that’s when I decided to write this blog. I want my daughter, and any girl, to be able to have a place where she can go and learn about all the wondrous things female scientists have  discovered over the centuries. Against all odds.

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