Women in science: the communicators!
Here is an interesting article published in the Guardian in November 2010. As I am currently hoping to hear back from graduate programs in science writing and journalism, I am tickled by the idea that women were the first real science writers.
I had a conversation with the director of the NYU Science Journalism program and he mentioned that women make up the majority of science journalism applicants and often have the best applications! So hooray for interdisciplinary thinking, communication and women!
Here is Mary Somerville, known as the “Queen of Science” according to the Guardian article. She was Scottish, the second woman to be recognized as a scientist in the United Kingdom and awesome.
For more famous women scientists, check out this great photo set from the Smithsonian: Women in Science.