Miriam John '26
This fall, it occurred to me that in elementary school, I learned about lots of male scientists, but the only female scientist I was taught was Marie Curie. I was curious why women are so infrequently recognized for their contributions to STEM so for my SEEK project, I decided to research prominent women in STEM, the gender gap, and how to narrow the gender gap in STEM fields. I learned that one way the gender gap can be narrowed is by introducing elementary school girls to female role models who were successful in their fields. This information prompted me to design a website that teachers can use in their classrooms to introduce their students to influential women in STEM. My website showcases 5 female trailblazers in STEM who have made significant contributions to their fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.