Learn More About Women in Science

In celebration of this year’s UC Common Read, the Clermont College Library and the Academic Support Committee presented a panel discussion entitled Women in Science: Conversations to Spark Success. Moderated by Dr. Margaret Hanson, Associate Dean for Natural Sciences at UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, the panel engaged science and math faculty in conversation about their professional pathways.

Our Clermont College faculty panelists included Dr. Krista Clark, Professor of Biology; Carolyn Goodman, Assistant Professor Educator of Mathematics; and Dr. Jill Shirokawa, Annual Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

For more information about the UC Common Read, Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss, please view this UC Libraries guide: https://guides.libraries.uc.edu/commonread/2019/radioactive

Want to learn more about women in science, check out these books:

Visionary women : how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters changed our world by Andrea Barnet

Wonder women : 25 innovators, inventors, and trailblazers who changed history by written by Sam Maggs ; illustrated by Sophia Foster-Dimino

Maria Sibylla Merian & daughters : women of art and science by Ella Reitsma ; assisted by Sandrine Ulenberg ; [translation, Lynne Richards]

She’s such a geek! : women write about science, technology & other nerdy stuff by edited by Annalee Newitz & Charlie Anders

The science on women and science by Christina Hoff Sommers, editor

Headstrong : 52 women who changed science–and the world by Rachel Swaby

Scientific pioneers : women succeeding in science by Joyce Tang

Sisters in science : conversations with black women scientists about race, gender, and their passion for science by [interviews by] Diann Jordan

So you want to be a scientist? by Philip A. Schwartzkroin

Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Beyond Curie : four women in physics and their remarkable discoveries, 1903 to 1963 by Scott Calvin

The Curies : a biography of the most controversial family in science by Denis Brian

Marie Curie and her daughters : the private lives of science’s first family by Shelley Emling

Obsessive genius : the inner world of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith

The gentle subversive : Rachel Carson, Silent spring, and the rise of the environmental movement by Mark Hamilton Lytle

On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson by William Souder

Lab girl by Hope Jahren

Chrysalis : Maria Sibylla Merian and the secrets of metamorphosis by Kim Todd

Seeds of hope : wisdom and wonder from the world of plants by Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson ; [foreword by Michael Pollan]

The Mercury 13 : the untold story of thirteen American women and the dream of space flight by Martha Ackmann

The woman who smashed codes : a true story of love, spies, and the unlikely heroine who outwitted America’s enemies by Jason Fagone

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager