The National Academies has put together a website, I Was Wondering, which is "a curious look at Women's Adventures in Science".
The Web site iWASwondering.org is a project of the National Academy of Sciences intended to showcase the accomplishments of contemporary women in science and to highlight for young people the varied and intriguing careers of some of today's most prominent scientists. The site draws from and accompanies the publication of a ten-volume series of biographies entitled Women's Adventures in Science, co-published by the Joseph Henry Press (an imprint of the National Academies Press) and Scholastic Library Publishing.There is a "home page for each of "10 cool scientists", with videos, interactive comic books, games and science labs for kids.
- Cynthia Breazeal, who "Created a robot that responds to a person's mood"
- Diane France, who studied the skull of Jesse James and the bones of the assassinated Russian Royal family.
- Inez Fung, who "uses superfast computers to predict climate change"
- Heidi Hammel who studies comets and the outer planets.
- Shirley Ann Jackson, who studies subatomic particles.
- Mimi Kohl, who studies how lobsters smell.
- Adriana Ocampo, a geologist for NASA.
- Marta Tienda, who "rose from poverty to study the poor and disadvantaged"
- Amy Vedder, who studies gorillas in the wild.
- Nancy Wexler who studies "the genes that cause hereditary diseases"
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