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Gender, Race and Oversized Postcards

Lots to report from ScienceOnline09 and not just that I ate way too many incredible good steamed oysters at the 42nd Street Oyster Bar last night..

I had a really good time at the Firday night's Women's Networking meeting. You know how often at these events, you either speak with your friends or if you don't know anyone, stand around wishing you had someone to talk to. Well not Friday night. The Duke Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) made up oversized baseball cards of women in science bloggers with pictures and descriptions of the women on the front and a screen shot of the blog on the back. As you registered you got four cards of the same woman. Your task was to trade off cards until you had four different women. Those who did it were eligible for a drawing for a gift certificate. I was very excited that FairerScience and I were one of the cards joining such great bloggers as Alice from ScienceWomen, Peggy from Women in Science and Janet from Adventures in Ethnics and Science.

The keynote speaker, Rebecca Skloot, spoke on “Women, science, and storytelling: The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (a.k.a. HeLa), and one woman’s journey from scientist to writer “:

It was an interesting and disturbing presentation. I will post on it and even have a title, "Who Owns Our Cells and Our Stories?" but it is going to take me a bit to get my thoughts together

Am off to more sessions. Rather than live blogging I'm a day behind blogging. I promise I will post about the gender and race sessions late today


That was a fabulous talk! That was the highlight of the conference for me. And I loved the cards. I wish I had collected them all and got everyone to sign hers. An collectors item indeed.

Anyway, great meeting you and look forward to working with you in the future.


Interesting and informative, but would participate in something more on this topic?

Hmm, very cognitive post.
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