Femmes of STEM Podcast Shares Stories of Women in Science

Free Radicals

by Sophie Duncan

An illustration of femme scientists from a variety of fields using a microphone with the words ‘Femmes of STEM’ to break through a glass ceiling of Science History. Artwork by Keshy Jeong.

Breaking down the false narrative around the absence of women in STEM.

August 2, 2017

Although I know that white cis-males are not the only historical scientists of note (because that would be absurd), that doesn’t mean I know the names and stories of the scientists left out of his tory. However with my new favorite podcast, I am learning the names and stories I knew had to exist, but did not know where to find. Femmes of Stem, a bi-weekly podcast, tells the story of all-star femme scientists from history. In March I was lucky enough to interview the creator of the podcast, Michelle Barboza-Ramirez, who is retelling science history, one episode at a…

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