Women @ NASA web site
I think we’ve talked about the women@nasa website before. It seemed to have lapsed, but a press release today shows that it’s back up, and it’s got some pretty nice content. My only grouse is that of the “science” section, none of the women are working scientists – they are all engineers.However, our own Woman in Planetary Science, Jen Heldmann, is a face on the front page!
Personally, I’d love to hear if you all have any feedback on this site or its utility. What are websites like this used for? Do women get inspired because they see these faces on a webpage like this? Should we be showing it in EPO activities?
NASA EXPANDS WOMEN@NASA WEBSITE TO ENCOURAGE GIRLS TO PURSUE STEM CAREERS
WASHINGTON — NASA has expanded its Women@NASA website to include
Aspire 2 Inspire, a new feature aimed at helping middle school girls
explore education and careers in science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The site features four short films and one overview film that explore
the careers and backgrounds of early-career women who work for NASA
in each of the STEM areas. A list of community organizations and
NASA-affiliated outreach programs with a STEM emphasis also is
The site also features four Twitter feeds where visiting girls can
interact with and submit questions to the young women featured in the
“We have an opportunity to reach out to the next generation and
inspire today’s girls to pursue science and technology careers,” said
Rebecca Keiser, the agency’s associate director for agency-level
policy integration and representative to the White House Council on
Women and Girls. “Expanding opportunities in these fields will give
our country perspectives and expertise that will help us
out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the world. It’s key to our
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