The History of Women: Scientific EXXcellence
Application Deadline: 31 January 2023
BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS, NURSING, MATH, ASTRONOMY, MEDICINE, AND MORE!
Attention all BYU students who are interested in women’s contributions to science!
Join us for our summer 2023 inaugural study of the history of women in science. If you are interested in the history of science, women’s contributions, or in supporting women in their ambitions, this study abroad is for you! Join us in a European exploration into how politics, custom, and society shaped the lives of early female scientists, and how these individuals worked to overcome obstacles and break the barriers of scientific thought. Along the way, we will discuss dynamics of Latter-day Saint families with either spouse in science. We encourage men, women, and couples to apply!
This study abroad will focus on the historical contributions of women to science, with a special emphasis on Marie Curie and her life contributions to chemistry and biology, including her discovery of novel elements, her role running twenty hospitals, and her development of radiation for X-ray imaging and chemotherapy. In addition, we will investigate the contributions of Florence Nightingale, Lady Montague, Rosalind Franklin, Jeanette Villepreux-Power, Barbara McClintock, Evelyn Cheesman, Mary Anning, Dorothy Hodgkin, Ester Lederberg, Maria Merian, Ethyl Wallace, Eleanor Ormerod, Chein-Shiung Wu, Dame Rothschild, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Laura Bassi, and many more—all while exploring the culture and history of six countries. In addition, we will hear from outstanding modern-day female scientists and champions of women in science, their advice for success, and the challenges they have overcome. We will visit memorials, museums, and local sites in six countries, including London, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Florence, and Rome.
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