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Emma and Emlyn teach each other about historic (and current) women in STEM and remind each other about things they DEF should know.

Emma and Emlyn teach each other about historic (and current) women in STEM and remind each other about things they DEF should know.
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United States

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Emma and Emlyn teach each other about historic (and current) women in STEM and remind each other about things they DEF should know.

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English


Episodes

Episode 033 - Rift Valleys and Girl Talk

4/15/2019
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Emlyn tells Emma about the cartographer and oceanographer, Marie Tharp, who mapped the ocean floor and found evidence for continental drift, and Emma tells Emlyn about research on sex differences in spatial reasoning! Sources Main Story - Marie Tharp Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute article, “Marie Tharp”: https://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7500&tid=282&cid=23306“Marie Tharp - Plate Techtonics Pioneer” by Hali Felt:...

Duration:00:42:53

Episode 032 - Easley Does It

4/1/2019
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Emma tells Emlyn about the NASA computer, mathematician, and rocket scientist, Annie Easley, and Emlyn tells Emma about the first female winner of the Abel Prize, Dr. Karen Uhlenbeck! MERCH here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/STEMFatalePod Sources Main Story - Annie J. Easley Interview of Annie J. Easley by Sandra Johnson, 2001, for the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project....

Duration:00:31:14

Episode 031 - Lady with the Lamp (and Owlet)

3/18/2019
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Emlyn tells Emma about the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, and Emma tells Emlyn about schoolgirl climate change warrior, Greta Thunberg. WARNING: This episode gets nasty (i.e. war hospitals in the 1800s). MERCH here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/STEMFatalePod Sources Main Story - Florence Nightingale “Florence Nightingale” by History Channel: https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/florence-nightingale-1“Florence Nightingale: the Lady with the Lamp By” Mark...

Duration:00:55:55

Episode 030 - Terracotta Heads and the Island of Sacrifices

3/4/2019
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Emma tells Emlyn about the American anthropologist and archeologist, Zelia Nuttall, who spent her life studying remnants of ancient Mexican civilizations, and Emlyn tells Emma about #MeTooSTEM founder, Dr. McLaughlin, and Project PHaEDRA! Merch here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/STEMFatalePod Sources Main Story - Zelia Nuttall The Archaeologist Who Helped Mexico Find Glory in Its Indigenous Past. McNeil, Leila. Smithsonian.com. Nov 5, 2018....

Duration:00:42:41

Episode 029 - The Fairy Godmother of Chemotherapy

2/18/2019
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Emlyn tells Emma about the revolutionary oncologist and surgeon who contributed immensely to chemotherapy, Dr. Jane Cooke Wright, and Emma tells Emlyn about the hidden female figures behind population genetics! Merch here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/STEMFatalePod Sources Main Story - Jane Cooke Wright “WOMEN IN SCIENCE: JANE C. WRIGHT REVOLUTIONIZED CANCER RESEARCH (1919-2013)” by Dr. Ellen Elliot....

Duration:00:44:14

Episode 028 - The United States of Bascom

2/4/2019
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Emma tells Emlyn about the American geology pioneer and first woman hired to the USGS, Dr. Florence Bascom, and Emlyn tells Emma about gene drives in mammals! Merch here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/STEMFatalePod Sources Main Story - Dr. Florence Bascom Arnold, Lois B. “BECOMING A GEOLOGIST: FLORENCE BASCOM IN WISCONSIN, 1874-1887.” Earth Sciences History, vol. 18, no. 2, 1999, pp. 159–179.Arnold, Lois B. “BECOMING A GEOLOGIST: FLORENCE BASCOM AND JOHNS HOPKINS, 1888–1895.” Earth...

Duration:00:35:31

Episode 027 - Our Dark Lady of DNA

1/21/2019
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Emlyn tells Emma about the x-ray crystallographer, Dr. Rosalind Franklin, who was instrumental in discovering the structure of DNA, and Emma tells Emlyn about "messy" companion stars! Redbubble merch here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/STEMFatalePod Sources Main Story - Dr. Rosalind Franklin “Rosalind Franklin and the damage of gender harassment” by Beryl Lieff Benderly https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/08/rosalind-franklin-and-damage-gender-harassmentDainton, Sir Frederick...

Duration:00:59:14

Episode 026 - Purine Queen

1/7/2019
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Emma tells Emlyn about the chemist, Gertrude Belle Elion, who won a Nobel Prize for discovering new ways to treat diseases like leukemia and HIV, and Emlyn tells Emma about the upcoming film about Mary Anning! Merchandise: http://www.redbubble.com/people/stemfatalepod Proceeds of our merchandise will go to Women Who Code (https://www.womenwhocode.com/), an organization supporting women in technology! SOURCES Main Story - Gertrude B. Elion Gertrude B. Elion – Biographical....

Duration:00:39:09

24 women of STEMmas!

12/24/2018
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Come play with us! Emma and Emlyn quiz each other about the 24 women of STEMmas we have covered in our podcast so far! How many questions can you answer?? Merchandise: http://www.redbubble.com/people/stemfatalepod Proceeds of our merchandise will go to Women Who Code (https://www.womenwhocode.com/), an organization supporting women in technology! Sources Music “21 questions" by 50 Cent “Mary Anning” by Artichoke “No Copyright Music: Christmas Instrumentals” by Heroboard: Music for...

Duration:00:23:14

Episode 024 - You, Nice Foot!

12/10/2018
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Emlyn tells Emma about Eunice Newton Foote, the climate scientist who discovered that carbon dioxide was the main cause of global warming, and Emma tells Emlyn about geckos and coffee! Merchandise: http://www.redbubble.com/people/stemfatalepod Proceeds of our merchandise will go to a charity supporting women in science (TBD)! Sources: Main Story - Eunice Newton Foote The Current, UC Santa Barbara, “Righting a Scientific Wrong”:...

Duration:00:47:19

Episode 023 - Name Drops and Spinning Tops

11/26/2018
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Emma tells Emlyn about the first woman to get at PhD in Mathematics, Dr. Sofia Kovalevskaya, and Emlyn tells Emma about the burden of antimicrobial resistance in the EU! Sources Main Story - Sofia (Sonya) Kovalevskaya Alic, Margaret. (1986) Hypatia's heritage : a history of women in science from antiquity to the late nineteenth century.http://www.worldcat.org/title/hypatias-heritage-a-history-of-women-in-science-from-antiquity-to-the-late-nineteenth-century/oclc/1023906461Cooke, R....

Duration:00:52:52

Episode 022 - No Payne, No Gain

11/12/2018
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Emlyn tells Emma about the astrophysicist that discovered the composition of the sun and stars, Dr. Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin, and Emma tells Emlyn about midterm election results and the STEMinists headed to Washington! Sources Main Story - Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin American Physics Society NEWS by Richard Williams: https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201501/physicshistory.cfmAmerican Institute of Physics Interview with Payne-Gaposchkin:...

Duration:00:32:28

Episode 021 - Midtermites!

10/29/2018
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This week Emma tells Emlyn about the entomologist and civil rights activist (a.k.a. "the termite lady"), Dr. Margaret S. Collins, and Emlyn tells Emma about four female scientists running for office this November in IN, GA, VA, and NV! Sources Main Story - Margaret S. Collins Black Women Scientists in the United States by Wini Warren. Carey, Charles W. "Collins, Margaret S. (1922–1996) Zoologist." African Americans in Science: An Encyclopedia of People and Progress, vol. 1, ABC-CLIO,...

Duration:00:52:14

Episode 020 - MetamoOoOoOorphosis

10/15/2018
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Emlyn tells Emma about the OG ecologist and professionally-trained artist, Maria Sibylla Merian, who described the life cycle and plant host use of ~200 insect species, and Emma tells Emlyn about the research of Nobel Prize winners Dr. Strickland and Dr. Arnold! Sources Main Story - Maria Sibylla Merian Wikipedia Article on Maria Sibylla Merian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Sibylla_MerianNature Ecology and Evolution article by Luíseach Nic...

Duration:00:39:36

Episode 019 - She's Electric! Boogie woogie, woogie!

10/1/2018
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Emma tells Emlyn about the first female electrical engineer and National Inventor's Hall of Famer, Dr. Edith Clarke, and Emlyn tells Emma about the science of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford! Sources Main Story - Edith Clarke From Computer to Electrical Engineer: The Remarkable Career of Edith Clarke by James Brittain (1985): https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/4321775 Clarke’s patent for the Clark Calculator: https://patents.google.com/patent/US1552113A/en Short biography of Edith Clarke...

Duration:00:46:13

Episode 018 - Let's Get Physical

9/17/2018
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Emlyn tells Emma about Dr. Lise Meitner, the nuclear physicist who was instrumental in the discovery of nuclear fission, and Emma tells Emlyn about Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars! Sources Main Story - Lise Meitner Fission Girl: Lise Meitner’s Escape from Nazi Germany by Melanie FineBook Review of Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics: https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/reviews/lisemeitner.htmArticle from Berkeley Nuclear Research Center:...

Duration:00:49:10

Episode 017 - Back to Basics (a.k.a. Alkaloids)

9/3/2018
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Emma tells Emlyn about one of the first Indian women to receive a PhD, Dr. Asima Chatterjee, who studied the organic chemistry of plants, and Emlyn tells Emma about insects that vomit cooperatively! Sources Main Story - Asima Chatterjee Biography of Asima Chatterjee by Julie Banerji for the Indian National Science Academy. http://www.insaindia.res.in/BM/BM32_0709.pdfBiography in Science Reporter by Shri Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay...

Duration:00:27:23

Episode 016 - Young and Just

8/20/2018
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Emlyn tells Emma about Dr. Roger Arliner Young, the first African American woman to receive a PhD in zoology and publish an article in Science, and Emma tells Emlyn about Dr. Jess Wade, who wrote Wikipedia pages of 270+ female scientists! Main Story - Roger Arliner Young The San Diego Supercomputer Center’s Women in Science: https://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/young.htmlZoologist Roger Arliner Young and the Politics of Respectability by Dr. Sara Diaz:...

Duration:00:26:11

Episode 015 - PNAS Envy

8/6/2018
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Emma tells Emlyn about the psychoanalyst, Anna Freud, who pioneered the field of child therapy and Emlyn tells Emma about how spiders may alter greenhouse emissions in the arctic! Sources: Main Story - Anna Freud http://www.psychoanalysis.org.uk/our-authors-and-theorists/anna-freudhttps://www.freud-museum.at/online/freud/themen/anna2-e.htmhttps://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/08/28/why-freud-survives...

Duration:00:56:51

Episode 014 - Gangsters of the Deep

7/30/2018
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Emlyn tells Emma about the amazing ichthyologist and renown 'Shark Lady', Dr. Eugenie Clark, and Emma tells Emlyn about Melissa Cristina Márquez being bitten by a crocodile while filming for Shark Week! Sources: Main Story - Dr. Eugenie Clark Biography by...

Duration:00:35:41