Now it's time for our second round, which will be hosted right here at Thus Spake Zuska. Naturally, since it is March, our focus this time around will be a Women's History Month Celebration! The theme is "Women Achievers in STEM - Past and Present" and we are asking you to profile a woman in some field of science - your own or maybe one you wish you'd chosen! Tell us something about her life, her work, why you find her interesting.
Not sure where to begin? May I suggest perusing the Let's All Have A Party post, with comment entries frequently added by Penny? There are scores of fabulous women listed there, and how nice it would be to have more than a short comment entry on any one of these women. Maybe you'd like to pick one and do a longer profile piece on your blog.
While we're at it, I'll just make note that today is the birthday of Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, mathematician - thanks, Miss Prism for creating the Zuskateer Parties Google Calendar!
Okay, let's get busy writing those blog posts! Contributions should be submitted by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on March 25. Leave a link here in the comments or send me an email at bobtownsuz AT yahoo DOT com. Check back for updates; there may be an additional submission method. If so I will let you know here. I look forward to hearing from everyone!
UPDATE: Entries can also be submitted through the blog carnival submission site, as Danielle notes in her comment below.
hey bloggers, you can also submit via the official submission form: http://blogcarnival.com/bc/submit_6257.html
Heads up--the Smithsonian's been uploading TONS of photos of women scientists from the early 20c. this week, to the Flickr Commons project:
Note that "no known copyright restrictions" might mean you can print these into course packets or onto t-shirts or... have fun!
Wow. That's an awesome group of links posted by Penny in the other thread. After reading the entries in the first diversity in science carnival, I was wishing I had done some background reading and written a submission, even though I'm not in science. This is a good opportunity for me to do that this time around with a post on one of those awesome women.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives is also blogging this month re: the images we're posting on Flickr. See http://blog.photography.si.edu/2009/03/08/formidable/ for week one's entry on Muriel A. Case and Mary Agnes Chase.
Another portrait of a woman scientist recently appearing on Flickr Commons--this time from the State Library of New South Wales:
Here's a nice webpage about the geologist Beryl Nashar:
Twenty-one new images are now up in the Smithsonian Flickr Commons "Women in Science" set. See http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/sets/72157614810586267/