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Welcome to the Superwomen in Science Podcast, hosted by Nicole George and Cordon Purcell! We will be discussing the past, present and future of women in science, highlighting a wide variety of scientific endeavours as well as issues facing women in science.

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Welcome to the Superwomen in Science Podcast, hosted by Nicole George and Cordon Purcell! We will be discussing the past, present and future of women in science, highlighting a wide variety of scientific endeavours as well as issues facing women in science.

    Episode 16 - Data Visualization With Giorgia Lupi

    Episode 16 - Data Visualization With Giorgia Lupi

    Welcome back to our 16th episode, all about Data Visualization! We start off by chatting about how zines can be an accessible alternative way to communicate science, or advocate for the people doing science. Next up, we learn about science illustrator and botanist, Mary Agnes Chaste. We were joined by the amazing and talented Giorgia Lupi to discuss how her theory of Data Humanism has shaped her career in the field of data viz. We wrap up the episode by talking with Sasha Ariel Alston, an inspiring coder leading the way for the next generation with her book, Sasha Savvy Loves to Code. Enjoy!

    Zines (free downloadable PDFs!):
    Lab Notes on Power in Academia https://academicstakingaction.wordpress.com/zine/
    Neuroscientist Portrait Project: https://www.patreon.com/posts/print-your-own-7762006
    Two Photon Art: https://twophotonart.com/

    Mary Agnes Chaste read from Rachel Ignotofsky’s Women in Science: https://www.rachelignotofskydesign.com/women-in-science/

    Giorgia Lupi:
    Website: http://giorgialupi.com/
    Twitter: @giorgialupi
    Instagram: @giorgialupi
    Pinterest: @giorgialupi
    Bruises - The Data We Don’t See: https://medium.com/@giorgialupi/bruises-the-data-we-dont-see-1fdec00d0036


    Sasha Ariel Alston:
    Twitter: @TheStemQueen
    Sasha Savvy Loves to Code: https://www.amazon.com/Sasha-Savvy-Loves-Ariel-Alston/dp/0997135425/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497055755&sr=8-1&keywords=sasha+savvy+loves+to+code

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    • 47 min
    Bonus Episode -- LIVE Interview With Emily Morris

    Bonus Episode -- LIVE Interview With Emily Morris

    Enjoy this bonus episode, where we interview Emily Morris LIVE in Toronto Ontario!

    A year ago we joined up with Scicomm Toronto to put on a live podcast recording. Listen in as we talk about the podcast, read about Esther Lederberg, a revolutionary microbiologist, and interview Emily Morris, a plant ecology Masters student and amazing climate scientist.

    ALSO: Don't forget to donate to the GoFundMe Link posted below. Former guest and friend of the pod Vanessa Sung teamed up with a bunch of amazing women scientists to bring Inferior to every high school in 3 Canadian provinces!

    We hope you enjoy!

    SciCommTO: https://twitter.com/SciCommTO

    Rachel Ignotofsky’s Women in Science: https://www.rachelignotofskydesign.com/

    Emily Morris: Instagram -- emilysusanmorris

    Manulife Kids Science: http://www.sickkids.ca/Research/kidsscience/

    Let’s Talk Science: http://letstalkscience.ca/

    Planting Science: https://www.plantingscience.org/

    GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/inferior-in-canada

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    Instagram: @SuperwomenScience
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    Episode 15 - Planetary Science With Divya Persaud

    Episode 15 - Planetary Science With Divya Persaud

    In this episode we learn all about space science! We start the episode off by chatting about some recent Nobel Prize winners (and how science involves more than just a few superstars). Next up, we learn about Mae Jemison: astronaut, educator and doctor. We interview Divya M. Persaud, a planetary scientist, writer, composer and all around wonderful person! Finally, we wrap the episode up by chatting with Abigail Harrison, founder of the non-profit The Mars Generation.

    Nobel Prizes
    www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-canadian-scientist-donna-strickland-shares-nobel-physics-prize/

    www.qz.com/1410909/wikipedia-had-rejected-nobel-prize-winner-donna-strickland-because-she-wasnt-famous-enough/

    www.nytimes.com/2018/10/03/science/frances-arnold-nobel-prize-chemistry.html

    www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/10/the-absurdity-of-the-nobel-prizes-in-science/541863/

    www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-uk-physicist-donates-3-million-prize-to-boost-diversity/

    www.brainpickings.org/2017/04/11/jocelyn-bell-burnell-dark-matter-poetry-stanley-kunitz/


    Divya M. Persaud
    Twitter: @Divya_M_P
    Facebook: Divya M. Persaud 
    Website: www.divyampersaud.wordpress.com

    Abigail Harrison
    Twitter: @AstronautAbby
    Website: www.astronautabby.com

    The Mars Generation
    Twitter: @TheMarsGen
    Website: www.themarsgeneration.org

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    • 47 min
    Episode 14 - Science Entrepreneurs With Emily Koehne

    Episode 14 - Science Entrepreneurs With Emily Koehne

    We have a jam packed episode this week full of interviews with different women and organizations related to entrepreneurship! First up, we chat with KT Lee, engineer and author, about the first book in her thriller series, Calculated Deception. Next, we talk with sisters Ylva and Hilde Ostby about their non-fiction book, Adventures in Memory. We interview Emily Koehne, founder and CEO of STEMily K., about starting a women in science business while in high school. Next, we discuss our thoughts about some Canadian politics and their effect on science policy and education. And lastly, we hear from some young entrepreneurs from Girls Invent about their recent invention!

    KT Lee
    Website: ktleeauthor.com
    Twitter: @KTLeeWrites
    Instagram: @KTLeeAuthor

    Ylva & Hilde Ostby
    Twitter and Instagram @GreystoneBooks
    Facebook: Greystone Books
    Website: greystonebooks.com/products/adventures-in-memory
    Events: greystonebooks.com/blogs/events


    Emily Koehne
    Website: stemilyk.org/
    Twitter: @stemilyK
    Instagram: @StemilyKforgirls

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-doug-ford-fires-ontarios-chief-scientist/
    Walsh & Gibbs op-ed https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/walsh-and-gibbs-why-doug-fords-science-cuts-could-hurt-ontario
    Evidence for Democracy Open Letter https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/en/ontario-chief-scientist
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-teachers-union-takes-legal-action-to-fight-repeal-of-modernized-sex-ed-curriculum-1.4809294

    What is My Body Doing? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpmgFWyoBQ00FjQBUOgMfAg

    Girls Invent
    Website: https://www.girlsinvent.com.au/about-us

    Follow us on social media!
    Twitter: @SuperwomenSci
    Instagram: @SuperwomenScience
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    Episode 13 - Paleontology With Mariana Di Giacomo

    Episode 13 - Paleontology With Mariana Di Giacomo

    Welcome back to our long awaited 13th episode! In this episode we rave about scicomm star Maryam Zaringhalam and her recent article on flipping the narrative about women in science. We read about the fab Mary Anning, and then get to chat with Mariana Di Giacomo, PhD candidate in Preservation Studies and fellow at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History! We wrap the episode up by highlighting The Bearded Lady Project and She Found Fossils book.

    We're so happy to be back in the podcasting game, after finally wrapping up our Master's theses (pending approval)! We missed the podcast a lot, so this episode seems extra special to us. We hope you love it as much as we do!

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    Facebook: www.facebook.com/superwomensci
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/superwomensci
    Instagram: @superwomenscience
    Website: www.superwomeninscience.wordpress.com

    Maryam Zaringhalam
    Website: www.webmz.nyc
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/webmz_
    https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/being-a-woman-in-science-is-hard-but-were-actually-working-on-that.html
    https://twitter.com/webmz_/status/982372027322552320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    Women in Science
    https://www.rachelignotofskydesign.com/women-in-science/

    Mariana Di Giacomo
    Website: www.marianadigiacomo.com
    Twitter: @MarianaDGiacomo
    Instagram: @marudigi
    Uruguay site: http://www.arroyodelvizcaino.org/en/
    Facebook: @arroyodelvizcaino
    Twitter: @arroyovizcaino

    The Bearded Lady Project
    Website: http://thebeardedladyproject.com/

    She Found Fossils
    https://www.amazon.com/Found-Fossils-Maria-Eugenia-Leone/dp/1981516549

    • 36 min
    Bonus Interview C. Purcell

    Bonus Interview C. Purcell

    We are releasing a never before heard interview; the only interview SWS ever did with a man. Let us know what you think!

    Twitter: @SuperwomenSci
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    Website: www.superwomeninscience.wordpress.com

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Customer Reviews

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Lady Science!

Science is not a boys' club, and this podcast proves it! Fun and educational, it does a great job of highlighting extraordinary women in all fields of science - even those you may have never heard of.

epidemicerin ,

love learning about and hearinf from superwomen in STEM!

This is a super great podcast where they talk about a historical women in STEM, and then interview someone currently working in the field! I always feel like I wish I knew more about the history of women in the field and it's awesome getitng to hear from such a diverse set of women currently kicking butt in STEM!

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