Women in Math

breuche (breuche@dimacs.rutgers.edu)
Sun, 05 Dec 1999 10:49:56 -0500

Hi (and sorry for any duplicates you will received),

I just received the following information and checked it out. The site
is definitely worth looking at for the given sgenda...also has lesson
plans how to create a project involving the site.
NASA recently created a"Women of NASA" Web site at
<A HREF="http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/women/">
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/women/ </A>
to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and
technology. What makes the site so fantastic is that instead of offering
the requisite "here are the classes you need to take in high school"
handouts that we all threw out when we were growing up, the Women of
NASA site offers in-depth, personal profiles of women who currently work
for the space agency. Most of the profiles are
actually first person -- the scientist or engineer explains what she
does for NASA, what inspired her to pursue her particular career path,
and even what obstacles she had to overcome along the way. Most of the
women profiled also participate in regularly scheduled Web chats with
students and teachers, answering every question imaginable. Archives of
previous chats are scattered throughout the site.
Words cannot describe how thrilled I am about this site. The Women of
NASA site gives young women around the world the opportunity to learn
and gain inspiration from the best mentors imaginable: the
women scientists and engineers who currently work for NASA. If you have
a young lady in your life who is interested in a career in math,
science, or technology, share this site with them! I can't think of a
more inspirational site for them to visit.

As ever,

"To teach is to learn twice. "

Joseph Joubert (1754-1824).

Visit me at http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~breuche