Womens and Minority Science

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Nicole Merriman

February 3rd, 2013

Journal #1

During the start of this class I didn’t think I would gain interest nor want to be in it and immediately dropped it and then you started talking about how much women contributed to science but how it’s rarely noticed and I immediately gained interest. It’s interesting to know that women or minorities have just as much contribute to science as any other white female. Through this class I plan to about so many people. The ones who I think will interest me the most are Marie Mitchell and Margaret Cavendish, only because they seem to be women. Knowing nothing about them but still thinking how they may be the most interesting I really starting to help me with this class. Through these last couple classes I have thought long and hard about how I myself used to look at science as a whole, and along with the rest of the world I too thought it was just a bunch of white men in white lab coats, not white women or black women or really anyone who can set their mind to it. I read on the internet the other day when I was looking for a person to research that women have been involved in science for over 4000 years, that’s such a long time of not getting recognition. I also read about the CWSEM or the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. It’s actually a very interesting topic and committee, it was established in 1990 but it wasn’t until 2007 that it added medicine to their committee. There’s also a society called Sigma Delta Epsilon, its scientists who are encouraging women to achieve success in science. I had no idea that there were so many places and organizations out there that supported and helped women to achieve their goals. I plan on taking something from this class, I want to be a sex crimes detective and having to take a bunch of science classes to know about the body wasn’t what I was ready for, but after taking this class I hope to have a much broader look on science and actually have fun taking...