This Week In STEM

Image Source: Los Angeles Times

Image Source: Los Angeles Times

Looking for an inspiring book about women rocking the science world? Then be sure to pick up a copy of Nathalia Holt's Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars! Expect to find lots of interesting stories of the "human computers," like Sylvia Miller (pictured), who worked at NASA in the 1960s.

Image Source: The Denver Post

Image Source: The Denver Post

Weather women around the country have been actively encouraging girls to go into STEM careers recently, and now Colorado's KCNC weatherwoman, Lauren Whitney, is doing more than just talking about it. Visiting the Denver Museum of Nature and Science last month, she taught kids about rain and clouds while allowing them to pretend to be weather reporters and stand in front of the green screen. After seeing how much Whitney's museum visit was loved, many CBS news stations across the nation have started to replicate the same idea with their weatherwoman!
 

Image Source: Murray State University

Thinking about being a Murray State University Racer? Murray State University just received a $250,000.00 grant to support women in STEM! Soon you will find more female faculty on campus helping to teach and inspire the students to pursue careers and education in STEM!