Monday, September 7, 2009

The Opening of Scientific Education to Young Women

Special thanks to my friend Christian, who took the following photo while visiting the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence (how I'd love to visit such a place!).

The caption reads:
Student from the Collegio del Ploggio Imperiale in visit to the Observatory at Arcetri (1933), signifying the opening of scientific education to young women.


Kayla said...

Hey, Gail,

I somehow came accross your blog while searching "Discrete Math" on Google, and upon first impression, you are AWESOME. I am a second year Computer Science undergrad, and I love your stand on women in engineering,and that there should be more women in the feild of technology - I don't get it either.

I also love that you endorse programs like Alice - in high school, that is what jogged my interest into programming and logic. It made learning the syntax and theory so much easier once I got started!

Anyway, I love what you've had to say!!! Good luck with your studies!! :)

Gail Carmichael said...

Kayla, I'm so excited to hear from you! Notes like this make it all worth it. :) Where are you studying? Maybe there's a WISE group on your campus, too. Anyway, hope to hear from you again the future! Good luck with your degree!

Kayla said...


I am studying at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. I know we have SWE on our campus, but I'm not entirely sure about WISE. I believe we do? Anyway, I may have to do some research into these groups. :)


Gail Carmichael said...

Nice! Any WISE-related group (and variations thereof) are a good thing! :D

Unknown said...

A good perspective for Female Education and its career.

computer programmer

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