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Telling the stories of others

The theme for this month's Scientiae Carnival is telling stories. Since I thought up the theme. I figure I had better tell you some stories. But then I had a better idea—I would tell you about a teller of stories about women in science.

That would be Glenn Busby, from Northeast Public Radio, director of HER STORY: Then and Now. HERSTORY includes two of my favorite role models, "the silver screen goddess in the 1940's who designed the technology that operates your cell phone" and "the first computer programmer who was also the daughter of a racy 18th Century English poet."

And of course this is a test. If you don't know who these women are, you've got to go to the website and hear their stories.

If you do know who they are check out the Empress of China who used her scientific abilities to invent silk over 5000 years ago and the Alchemist used chemical engineering to invent a popular household tool still used in today's kitchens or the 22 others.

You can read the stories and even better listen to Kate Mulgrew (yup that would be Captain Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek Voyager™) tell them. The stories are short, (two minutes each) interesting and fun. A point of full disclosure. The stories about past women in science talk a lot more about the women's love lives then do the stories of today's women in science (let me tell you, mathematician/physicist Emile Du Chatelete did get around). While I'm sure today's women in science are having a lot of fun, it's probably better not to put the details online.

If you have any stories you would like to tell and have included in the Scientiae Carnival, please send it, by Feb 1st to me at scientiaecarnival [a] gmail [dot] com.