Femme Friday! WOMEN IN SCIENCE CARD GAME for INTERNATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE DAY!
Last week was the first EVER International Women and Girls in Science Day on February 11 as declared by the United Nations.
In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 (draft A/70/474/Add.2) declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Talking about this now? You probably didn’t know and you should mark your calendar for next year. Yes, I really do feel silly not having told you before. After all, FEMME FRIDAY is a feature designed to demonstrate the very thing the IWaGiS was created for, to highlight the sheer badassery of women. And to that end, so was the Women In Science Card game created by the University of Exeter.
I won’t bore you with platitudes. I just wanted to highlight this awesome game. The game is downloadable for free: http://imgur.com/gallery/SKM8B
Take a few minutes and just look through the cards. You will learn about some cool ass women. I know I did. The three women above range from Paleontologist to Computer scientist to Polymath. That Emelie… I am soooo going to read up on her some more. You HAVE to check this out.