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SWE: Webinar - What the History of Successful Women in STEM Fields Can Teach us About Finding Success Today

Society of Women Engineers 

In this seminar, we’ll dive into the fascinating history of women in STEM—including how the pathologist Alice Hamilton outwitted drug dealers by putting cocaine in her eye, how the computer programmer Grace Hopper taught programmers to “think different” long before Apple coined the phrase, and how the engineer Yvonne Brill figured out a better way to keep satellites in orbit—and discuss the qualities that appeared again and again in the scientists that succeeded. These examples show not only how to operate within a rigid system, but how to advance spaces that work better for women—and therefore promote a diversity of research, ideas, and spaces in all STEM fields.