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We are doing the Science Investigator Badge at Brownies. One clause asks them to find out about Women Scientists. All I can think of is Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin and I need your suggestions as I know there are many more....

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Well a modern-day one who has been on TV with 'Walking Through Time' and 'Britain at Low Tide' is our own Tori Herridge - on here [I think] as Tor...

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There's a Wikipedia page here.


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...and would people like Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace count? In some ways she was more of a mathematician, but she was in effect an early computer scientist...

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Mary Lyon, Rebecca Lancefield. And of course you have Elizabeth Garret Anderson, Elizabeth Blackwell

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Alison Uttley read Physics

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Dorothy Hodgkin, Helen Sharman, Alice Roberts...


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Hildegard of Bingen.
Hypatia
Florence Nighingale as a statistician
Hedy Lamarr as an inventor (and she's got modern days links with Bluetooth technology)
Caroline Herschel who assisted her more famous brother but who was an astronomer in her own right.
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There's also this website https://www.ulule.com/bd-femmes-de-science/
and this one https://trowelblazers.com/

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I've a soft spot for Joycelyn Bell who discovered pulsars in a very male-dominated science (aren't they all!).

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I'm a bit of a fan of Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Mary Anning. If including mathematicians then Sophie Germain and Emmy Noether are good bets as well.

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Thank you so much for your help. I am making a list and will do some research


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Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey for girls who like animals.

Author and artist Jason Porath runs a site called Rejected Princesses about female intellectuals, leaders, warriors, etc., that didn't receive their due. Here's the collection of women in STEM: http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/tag/collections-stem.

Do the scientists have to be famous and/or dead? If not, your Brownies could talk to female scientists by reaching out your local university. If yours is anything like mine, you'll get passed around to a few different phone numbers, but most departments love the chance to build good will in the community and help children.

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Hannah Arendt too.
If you want to research further most scientific societies have lists on their websites of notable women in their field.


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Do the scientists have to be famous and/or dead? If not, your Brownies could talk to female scientists by reaching out your local university. If yours is anything like mine, you'll get passed around to a few different phone numbers, but most departments love the chance to build good will in the community and help children.


I don't know where you are geographically but you could try the Francis Crick - loads of women scientists work there or other Wellcome labs, similarly Public Health England - try historicallly, its progenitor ALB was the PHLS which was a superb employer of women scientists (and way ahead of its time in egalitarianism). Or access PubMed - look for e.g. publications on rabies, HIV, salmonella to give you an idea of who was/is working in this field. if you're interested in the rabies research try a search on Sylvia Gardener, or enterics/food safety Betty Hobbs - and I'll stop now but could go on for pages.

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Thank you very much for all your suggestions. In the end, I gave each girl a sheet with a photo and some information about a scientist and they used that to make a poster to take home. Two peoiple picked Tori Herridge! They seemed to prefer the more recent women...


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