WWEST Women in Science and Engineering Deck
2017 – (See Cards | Deck Info | Download Game | Download Rules Only | Purchase)…
This is in collaboration with WWEST, and focuses on awesome women in STEM, as well as issues pertaining to the challenges around gender equity. For more information on the grant acquired to create the deck, please see this link. This deck uses the hand building game mechanic (as seen in the GSA deck). Please feel free to download the cards and rules, as well as let us know if you have any great ideas for expansion decks.
Annie Easley1933-2011, USA
– Was a rocket scientist at NASA (Centaur rocket stage).
– Developed important computer code, that is used in alternative energy, solar, and wind projects.
– Was one of the first African-Americans in her field.
Maud Menten1879-1960, Canada
– Helped develop the Michaelis-Menten equation in biochemistry.
– Earned a medical degree (one of the first women in Canada) as well as a PhD.
– Had to move to Germany, as at the time, women were not allowed to do research in Canada.
Caroline Herschel1750-1848, Germany
– She discovered 8 comets.
– First woman to be paid by a government for scientific contributions.
– An asteroid, a comet, and a moon crater all bear her name.
Rosalind Franklin1920-1958, England
– Made key contributions (which were not acknowledged at the time) to the discovery of the structure of DNA.
– After her death, 2 Nobel prizes were awarded to her collaborators.
Sophia Kowalevski1850-1891, Russia
– Did 3 times as much work to become the first European woman to earn a mathematics PhD.
– Taught herself math from textbooks.
– Made important original contributions to differential equations and mechanics.
Hedy Lamarr1914-2000, Austria/USA
– Co-invented spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology, which are now used in WiFi, GPS, and more.
– Was a glamorous Hollywood film star; having starred in 30 films.