Beatrice Shilling was all about speed and efficiency. She modified her Norton M30 (a schmancy motorbike) so she could rip up the Brooklands motor circuit at speeds of 100+ miles per hour, and she fixed serious little problem the British air force was facing in WWII - a problem which was causing their fighter planes to literally stop working while in mid-air, surrounded by Nazis. I mean, c'mon!Read More
It's part two of the Girls Talk Math bonus episode! We're bringing you mini-sodes about historical math femmes.Read More
Mary Anning is a 19th century paleontologist responsible for the discovery of Dino-Age creatures such as ichthyosaurs, pleisosaurs, and pterosaurs. She hung out with and provided invaluable fossil specimens to classic White Dude Scientists like Georges Cuvier & Richard Owen, but despite her discoveries, Mary Anning didn't get sh*t. Meaghan Emery-Wetherell and Amy Atwater consider themselves her revenge - by running the super funny, super NSFW blog Mary Anning's Revenge.
Join us to learn about Mary's life, Amy's nose, Meaghan's indifference to humans, & why the ever-constant title of "woman scientist" v plain ole "scientist" can be both empowering and problematic.Read More