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Fab reader Penny Richards has a Handmade Geekery site on Etsy with this stunning Rock Diva purse that can be YOURS! Do not click unless you are prepared to drool and desire said purse. Penny says that thanks to the Smithosonian’s Flickr Commons project, there will be plenty more of these delicious goodies coming. Mayhap…

It’s here! The second edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival! But it wouldn’t be here today without the help of Dr. Free-ride and Dr. Isis. With all the time I have had to devote to my mother and her issues the past two weeks, there is no way I could have gotten the carnival…

Barbara Liskov Wins ACM Turing Award

Just in time for Women’s History Month and the second edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival, the Association for Computing Machinery has announced that the 2008 Turing Award goes to Barbara Liskov! Here’s all the info from the press release: ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Barbara Liskov of the Massachusetts Institute…

The Proper Way To Be A Woman In Science

Though university administrators seem to be widely reviled among faculty members, one of the best jobs I ever had was in administration. Many wonderful opportunities came my way; possibly the most mind-stretching, exhilarating, and rewarding of these was the chance to spend four weeks attending the Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, held…

Earth Science, With Kids

Late last month the Chronicle ran a neat piece in its Careers section, titled Mothers in the Field. It’s not behind a paywall – yay! Joan Ramage Macdonald, assistant professor of geology at Lehigh University, and Maura E. Sullivan, PhD candidate in ecology at the same university, write about their experiences taking their young children…

April Scientiae Is Here!

Scientiae’s April Carnival is now up – actually has been up for a few days while I’ve been off having migraines. Peggy has done an excellent job with many thought-provoking submissions. I particularly like Mrs. Whatsit’s ponderings on what it what it means to “have the balls“. And I positively swooned on reading Liz Henry’s…

Mars Is Good For Women In Science!

Lab Lemming recently wrote to me: However bad the situation here on Earth gets, at least there is another planet in the solar system where women scientists and engineers can work and then directed me to this very heartening story on the Mars Exploration Rover tactical operations team. It seems that last Friday, every single…

The Original “Computers”

Just yesterday I posted information about a new resource on recruiting women and girls into information technology. Ironically, the same day American Public Media ran this story about Jean Bartik, one of the original “computers”. Yesterday in San Francisco, Apple released its new computer, the MacBook Air. The notebook has an eighty gigabyte hard drive,…

Celebrating Our Geekiness

I found the link to this video over at She’s Such a Geek! – thanks, Charlie! Listen to one female geek’s response to reading the book. I particular loved her saying that the “she” in “She’s Such a Geek!” should not make men feel excluded – they should just “ignore the s in front of…

Future Weather

I recently got a notice from the AWIS – Philadelphia chapter about a film in production here in Philadelphia, called “Future Weather“. The filmmakers, independent and mostly women, wrote to AWIS as follows: We…are dedicated to bringing the stories of real women and girls to the big (and small) screen, one little story, one strong-willed…