The Presence (and Absence) of Women in Science

Joanna Behrman

Science History Institute

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 11:00am

Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Why has science historically been so dominated by men, and why is this still true in many STEM fields today?
The answers have ranged from the biological to the cultural. In this program we’ll examine the historical roots of the issue, along with some of what has worked—and what hasn’t—to make science more accessible for all.
About the Speaker
Joanna Behrman is a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University and a graduate research fellow at the American Institute of Physics. Her research focuses on physics, gender, and the history of science education in the United States, and her current work illuminates the untold histories of American women in physics before World War II. Her work has appeared in various journals, including History of Education and Physics Today.
About the Series
Dive into fascinating stories of science with our Saturday Speaker Series!
Once a month, from September to May, a speaker will offer a short talk on an intriguing scientific topic, followed by a Q&A or discussion over complimentary tea and coffee. Afterward, feel free to mingle with other guests and the speaker, or spend time visiting our free museum.
Admission is free, and no reservations are necessary.