It’s Women’s History Month, and in the Science Twitterverse, that means it’s a time for collages, lists, and black-and-white photos of famous women from science history.
Universities, non-profits, and journalists all love to honor the month by highlighting women’s contribution’s to science. This year it feels especially poignant due to the recent passing of Vera Rubin and Mildred Dresselhaus, both of whom were on shortlists for “Most Likely to Break the 54-Year Streak of Women Not Winning the Nobel Prize for Physics.” However, most #WomeninSTEM tributes largely leave out a key group of people: the women of color who have contributed to STEM.
Some tributes–like the two below–do a decent job of including key women from underrepresented minorities in STEM history.
— Clayton Lamb (@ClaytonTLamb) March 8, 2017
— ChemPubSoc Europe (@ChemPubSoc_Euro) March 7, 2017
Others not so much…