Inspirational Stories from Female Role Models in STEM Fields
Women @ NASAfeatures short films that explore the careers and backgrounds of career women who work for NASA in each of the STEM areas.The website includes a collection of 64 videos and essays from women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways. Their stories illuminate the vibrant community of dedicated women employees who play a vital role at the agency. Students will hear stories of women overcoming almost every obstacle imaginable to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world.
Plus: A new poster collection speaks to the importance of introducing girls to female role models, especially in areas where women’s accomplishments were often overlooked or minimized, such as in science, mathematics, and technology. The posters aim to bring more of these women’s stories to light—and inspire today’s young women with the knowledge that they can be whatever they aspire to be. Commissioned by Nevertheless, the makers of a podcast that celebrates women transforming teaching and learning through technology, the freedownloadable posters feature eight trailblazing women who have made an impact in STEM fields. Each poster is designed by a different female artist from around the world. The complete set of posters is available in eight languages.
DonorsChoose has launched #ISeeMe, a campaign aimed at boosting the amount of culturally responsive materials in US classrooms. These include books written by authors of color or other resources featuring figures from diverse backgrounds.
The American Library is a celebration of the diversity of the American population. Printed in gold on the spines of many of the books in the installation are the names of people who immigrated, or whose antecedents immigrated to the United States. On other books are the names of African Americans who relocated or whose parents relocated out of the American South during The Great Migration.
In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The firstcolor photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen?