March 23, 2020
Women’s History Month celebrations have been overshadowed in the news or completely cancelled because of the pandemic COVID-19. But Twitter has been an amazing source of shout-outs to women from the past and present that have great achievements in STEM fields. These are some of the accounts I encourage you to check out, learn from, and share with others (of course, there are many more!). Note that you do not need a Twitter account to access these tweets.
To celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth, we will highlight one amazing female NASA climate scientist per week.
— NASA Climate (@NASAClimate) March 5, 2020
NASA History Office
Highlights include the original computers, Pearl Young, Oceola Hall, Kitty O’Brien Joyner, Marjorie Townsend, Jerrie Cobb, Dee O’Hara, Susan Helms, Nancy Roman, Jeanette Scissum, Bettie L. White, Valentina Tereshkova, Barbara Crawford, Margaret W. ‘Hap’ Brennecke, Barbara Askins, crews of STS-131 and Expedition 23, Joanne Simpson, the women behind NASA New Horizons, features of Venus named after women, Billie Robertson,
NACA engineers didn’t want spend their time calculating. So, in 1935, NACA’s first computer pool, 4 women, began at @NASA_Langley. 10 years later there were around 400. The work of these women was critical to NACA and NASA. March is womens #HerStory month. #WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/Ukr6nbvfrY
— NASA History Office (@NASAhistory) March 2, 2020
U.S. Department of State | Science Diplomacy USA
Highlights include Dorothy Hodgkin, Rachel Carson, Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin, Ada Lovelace, Mollie Beattie, Sally Ride, Wangari Maathai, Chien-Shiung Wu, Ruth Gates, Jane Addams, Maria Sibylla Merian, Josephine Cochrane, Emmy Noether, Eugenie Clark, Margaret “Mattie” Knight, Gertrude Elion, Kate Sessions, Dame Miriam Rothschild, Berta Isabel Caceres Flores, Margaret Stoughton Abell, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Helen Taussig, Marie Tharp, Lise Meitner,
March is #WomensHistoryMonth & every day this month we plan to highlight amazing women who made history in science. They are trailblazers & inspirations to many of us. Today we remember #NobelPrize winner Dorothy Hodgkin. Keep following all month to learn more. #WomeninSTEM pic.twitter.com/E1uXDWaYCw
— U.S. Department of State | Science Diplomacy USA (@SciDiplomacyUSA) March 1, 2020
SPIE Women in Optics
Highlights can be found on their Twitter feed @WomenInOptics.
It’s #WomensHistoryMonth! We look forward to a month of celebrating #WomenInSTEM who’ve made history and who are making it.
Look for profiles of #WomenInOptics all month long, like the 26 inspirational women featured in our 2020 planner.
— SPIE Women in Optics (@WomenInOptics) March 1, 2020
Highlights can be found on their Twitter feed @NREL.
NREL engineer Kate Anderson has some advice for those looking to enter the #energy industry: Reach out! It’s a very exciting time to be in this field and we need smart, passionate people to help in our mission of #TransformingEnergy. https://t.co/C6BEpKC29X ##WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/4WMvnqtGqf
— NREL (@NREL) March 2, 2020
The Optical Society
Highlights can be found on their Twitter feed @OpticalSociety.
Kicking off this #WomensHistoryMonth, the @OpticalSociety pays tribute to and celebrates the life of @NASA mathematician, pioneer for #diversity and #inclusion, and “Hidden Figure”, Katherine G. Johnson. Read the latest Discover OSA blog – https://t.co/0oXEeiC8F5. #WomenInSTEM pic.twitter.com/wGXTXoPsE1
— The Optical Society (@OpticalSociety) March 2, 2020
Science History Institute
In March, they have been hosting a clever “Science History Bracket” for those missing March Madness in college basketball…
Welcome to the 1st annual #SciHistoryBracket! All this month we’ll be asking you to choose your favorite #WomenInScience, #NCAATournament style. Check this thread on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to learn more about these groundbreaking scientists and cast your vote. pic.twitter.com/V9GzOpFmPM
— Science History Institute (@SciHistoryOrg) March 2, 2020
Highlights include Marisa Gedney, April Croxton, Laura Slivinski, Emily Osborne, Jessica Luo, Adrienne Sutton, Jessica Cross, Kandis Boyd, Jamese Sims, NOAA hurricane hunter, Segayle Thompson, Kasey Cantwell, Kelly Goodwin, women of NOAA StoryMap
We’re celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth by taking you inside the lives of scientists across NOAA.
In our first story, hear from Marisa Gedney, NOAA Corps Officer at the South Pole, about what a #dayinthelife is like at the bottom of the world: https://t.co/Ff28VxjUS4 #womenofNOAA pic.twitter.com/WmL9ps6jOl
— NOAA Research (@NOAAResearch) March 9, 2020
— NOAA Research (@NOAAResearch) March 8, 2020
March is #WomensHistoryMonth, so this month we’re celebrating and reflecting on women’s achievements throughout the National Marine Sanctuary System: https://t.co/y6BueyILZW pic.twitter.com/7MKqXRpnJn
— Sanctuaries (NOAA) (@sanctuaries) March 12, 2020