After my sister called me out about my classroom being a)boring and b)decorated only in "boy" stuff, I decided I should fix that. These 9 (so far) posters feature notable women in science.
They are designed to be printed on 18 X 24 inch posters.
The paid bundle includes the original ppt. files, as well as all 9 pictures in high resolution PNG format.
Free versions will be posted with each poster individually, including just the PNG. If you would like the original file and cannot afford to pay, just send me an email! I'm happy to share. Also feel free to share these files with as many people as you want. This paid version is really just a tip jar sort of situation.
Text of the posters:
1799-1874 Mary hunted and discovered dozens of key fossils on the sea side cliffs of England.
1815-1852 Ada King-Noel was the countess of Lovelace. She was a mathematical prodigy who corresponded closely with Charles Babbage, and wrote the very first computer program. She was also an early advocate for the uses of computers outside of mathematics.
1878 – 1968 Lise worked with Otto Hahn and discovered nuclear fission (the process inside nuclear bombs and reactors). Otto was later awarded the Nobel prize for their work
1882-1935 Emmy was described by Einstein as “the most important woman in mathematics”. She make landmark contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics, working as a professor in Germany before she had to flee the Nazis.
1900-1979 Cecilia used the spectrum of light to identify what stars are made of (mostly hydrogen and helium). Her advisor told her she was wrong, then 4 years later reached the same conclusion and took credit for her ground breaking ideas.
1902-1992 Barbara was an early researcher in genetics. She made huge discoveries including recombination, as well as groundbreaking work demonstrating how the chromosomes are structured and function. She was considered the very best in her field and won the Nobel prize in 1983
1912-1997 Dr. Wu was born in China in 1912. She came to the USA in 1936 and later worked on the Manhattan Project, helping develop the uranium enrichment techniques that made the nuclear bomb possible. She was known as the “Queen of Nuclear Research.”
1914-2000 Hedy, born Hedwig Kiesler, is best known as an actress of the golden age of cinema. However, she was also a secret inventor who helped invent frequency-hopping spread spectrum to control torpedoes. This technology now lets lots of devices (like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth headphones) communicate without blocking each other.
1902-1992 Katherine was one of the inspirations for the movie Hidden Figures. Starting her job at NASA as a computer (someone who did calculations), her curiosity and hard work eventually earned her a place on the moon mission team. She calculated the flight path for Apollo 11 and the moon landing.