Women’s STEM History, Highlights, and Resources

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Wesleyan Women in Science

Wesleyan Women in Science (WesWIS) is a student group composed of undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, staff, and faculty dedicated to issues affecting women in science. Open to all majors and genders, WesWIS encourages all those interested to join the mailing list (please email adane@wesleyan.edu).

Organizations and Resources

Women Scientists Spotlight

Women’s History Month at Wesleyan 2024

Celebrating the women trailblazers of entomology

Celebrating the women trailblazers of entomology


How four brilliant women shaped the study of insects and awakened us to the impacts of harmful pesticides

The Famous and Forgotten Women of STEM

The Famous and Forgotten Women of STEM


Celebrate Women’s History Month with these features of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We hope that these stories will give context to the history of women in STEM, recognize their contributions around the world, and encourage up and coming women and girls in these fields.

Celebrating Women in Science

Celebrating Women in Science


March 8, 2021, marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world. It is a day that Technology Networks acknowledges each year, in efforts to share the triumphs achieved and challenges faced by women working in science. In this listicle, we highlight some of our favorite pieces of content that do just that.

How Much Do you Know about the Female Scientists Who Changed the World?

International Women’s Day-Take the quiz about female scientists and open the lucky box


Science is often considered a male-dominated field. But these female scientists broke boundaries and made important discoveries. In recognition of International Women‘s Day, GenScript initiates this quiz to remember the female scientists who have helped change the world.

From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey

lFrom Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey


A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.