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Participants will be introduced to female scientists like late-blooming Rachel Holloway Lloyd, rulebreaker Marie Curie, Mildred Cohn and Gerty Cori (both fought gender AND religious prejudice) and current inventors like Paula Hammond. We will discuss the characteristics of these successful women, the barriers women in science continue to face and how we can encourage diversity in STEM fields!

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About This Program


By Request: $140.00


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History, STEM, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural and Natural History

Mt. Pleasant , Michigan
United States

The Museum of Cultural and Natural History strives to provide educational opportunities that inspire curiosity, imagination, and memory. Our goal is to promote sustainable relationships between peoples and their environments by encouraging respect for cultural and natural diversity. Through our distance learning programs, we look to encourage a spirit of inquiry through interactive demonstrations that help spark thoughtful discussion and further exploration!

Rebecca Petrone

Program Details


1.. Introduce scientists to be discussed
(ex: Rachel Holloway Lloyd, Alice Ball, Marie Curie, Mildren Cohn, Paula Hammond)
a) Historic background
b) Hurdles they faced
c) Advancements they made
2) Q&A


Participants will:
-Be introduced to the histories and research of several female scientists from the mid-1800s to present-day.
-Learn about how these women persevered in their field despite discrimination based on sex, religion and/or race.