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Friday Fun: Pinterest

June 11, 2011

Do you Pinterest? We do!

Check out for a bulletin board of women planetary scientists – and if you’d like to add pictures to the board too, just leave a comment with your email address (it won’t be published) and we’ll be happy to add you as a Pinterest contributor!

We’re working on pinning the 47 women featured in our special section — they’ll all be up soon!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike McJimsey permalink
    August 16, 2011 7:00 pm

    I think your bulletin board is a wonderful idea! I have a good friend who I think would be an excellent addition to your bulletin board, Dr. Jennifer Blank of the SETI Institute:

    She’s currently a member of the science team for the ChemCam instrument on the soon-to-be-launched Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity.

  2. Alex permalink
    June 13, 2011 12:11 pm

    Is there any room for women *engineers* in planetary science? So far it seems like almost everyone on the list is an academic with a PhD, with Emily L. being the notable exception. I’m a software engineer and work in planetary science (with several of the women listed here!) and we’d love to have more women in the instrumentation/operations/data systems/management side of the field. I don’t know if that’s beyond the scope of your mission here, but I thought I’d bring it up. Thanks!

    • June 14, 2011 1:42 pm

      I say hell YEAH there’s room! But can we post pics on a neighboring board? What would you like it called? Women Engineers in Planetary Science? I’ll be happy to curate it — just send links to susanniebur at ni eburcons ulting do t c om and I’ll post them — or happily add you to the board so you can do so!

      Great idea!

  3. julie permalink
    June 13, 2011 1:19 am

    Simply beautiful… Could be nice to print it on (not just one but several) large posters and display it at the next big planetary science meeting?

    A few more names:

    Alice LeGall

    Athena Coustenis

    Veronique Dehant

    Maria Teresa Capria
    maybe a better picture is

    Maria Cristina De Sanctis
    but that page does not have a picture, just a CV
    a picture is available on


  4. June 12, 2011 8:29 pm

    Thank you! The last three are on there (scroll to the bottom) — but I’ll add Susan definitely! Thanks!

    The one thing I’m not happy about Pinterest is the search function. . . I’ve ended up placing a couple of duplicates that I then have to remove later.

    • June 13, 2011 9:49 am

      I am so impressed with this resource! It looks like Laurie Barge is listed twice. Is Elisabeth Adams of the CfA in your queue?

  5. June 12, 2011 2:14 pm

    Susan, this is fantastic!

    How about another Susan, Susah Benecchi:

    Bonnie Buratti:

    Lucy-Ann McFadden

    Heidi Hammel:

    Thanks for compiling a great resource!

  6. julie permalink
    June 12, 2011 12:36 am

    Good question, that list is quite exhaustive… Must have been a huge amount of work.

    So far, I could think of adding
    Margarita Marinova

    Angioletta Coradini

    There are a few others, but I have not located their pictures yet.

    • June 12, 2011 8:30 pm

      I’m embarrased to admit that I thought I could get it done in a (very long) day! But there are 30 more on my list, and more keep coming in! Hooray!

      • June 12, 2011 8:34 pm

        Also, I’m trying to link to interviews or home pages where possible – each picture is linked to an interesting bit about the person! It’s a really fun side project!

  7. julie permalink
    June 11, 2011 11:55 am

    Really nice idea, Susan. You’re so cool!!!

  8. June 11, 2011 9:05 am

    What a fun idea! I saw this on another blog too.

    You can add University of Western Ontario to my photo 😀

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