Skip to main content

Women Inventors and Discoverers

Selected Webcasts

Women in STEM Careers: Celebration of Women's History Month

DESCRIPTION: Special guests from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) lead a program designed to inspire young people to be curious and passionate about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Svetlana Kotliarova, cancer researcher and scientific review officer, and Yuri Kotliarov, staff scientist at the Center for Human Immunology at NIH, highlighted items from the "Scientific Data: Observing, Recording, and Communicating Information" Primary Source Set from the Library's Teachers page and data analysis using the Library's Chronicling America newspaper collections.
EVENT DATE: March 8, 2018
RUNNING TIME: 63 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View transcript

Women in Science

DESCRIPTION: In honor of Women's History Month, Svetlana Kotliarova discussed the scientific process with Fifth-graders from Hendley Elementary School in Washington, D.C. She read a book about women in science and spoke about her difficult childhood in Russia and her education there and in Japan.
EVENT DATE: 2017/02/28
RUNNING TIME: 64 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript

Women in Science and Engineering

DESCRIPTION: To honor women who have taken the lead in the environmental or "green" movement, the National Women's History Project chose "Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet" as the 2009 theme for National Women's History Month. In celebration, a panel discussion on "Women in Science and Engineering" was held at the Library. The moderator and featured panelist was Carol Burger, associate professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Tech and coordinator of the university's Science and Gender Equity Program.
EVENT DATE: March 12, 2009
RUNNING TIME: 62 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript