Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

Delano, Jack, photographer. Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa. April. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017878365/>.

In continuation with the Women’s History Month theme, March also celebrates Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month. This holiday honors trailblazing women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as well as those who history has overlooked in addition to being time to encourage pathways for girls in these male-dominated fields. Additional goals of awareness include equal pay, diversity among marginalized groups, and resource access to underrepresented populations. Other observances that celebrate female scientists include International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which falls on February 11th. 

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  • Service-Learning for Diverse Communities: Critical Pedagogy and Mentoring English Learners (2nd Edition) by Kerry L. Purmensky
  • Dispelling Misconceptions About English Language Learners: Research-Based Ways to Improve Instruction by Barbara Gottschalk
  • Global TESOL for the 21st Century : Teaching English in a Changing World by Heath Rose, Mona Syrbe, Anuchaya Montakantiwong, Natsuno Funada
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning and Linguistic Diversity: Strategies and Approaches to Teaching Students in a 2nd or 3rd Language by Patrick-André Mather
  • The History of Grammar in Foreign Language Teaching by Simon Coffey


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New Scientist
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Society of Women Engineers
International Journal of STEM Education


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Picture A Scientist (2020) via Academic Video Online

Hidden Figures (2016)

Browsing the Library

Selections from the Children’s Section

  • Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark
  • Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace by Jen Cullerton Johnson
  • Marie Curie: Scientist by Mary Lindeen
  • Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating
  • Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark

Selections from the Social Justice Collection

  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
  • Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes

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Weisberg, Shari, Artist. Keeping up with science / Shari. [Ill.: federal art project, wpa, between 1936 and 1939] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98518267/>.

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