This is a preliminary draft for a leaflet aimed at outreach events. Following the work we have done on Women in STEM at the last year Cambridge Science Festival, this year we’ll add a second leaflet to be more inclusive. This will be a word search puzzle that we will release into the public domain for your peruse. The idea is to have a list of people to include different genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations and disabilities. While my team is working on the graphics and the production of the leaflet, I prepared the first draft of the name list. As I believe it can be certainly improved I wished to ask for suggestions and criticism.
The message: “There is not much in common among these inspirational people, no colour, no gender, no physical ability. Hard working and smart, nothing else defines a scientist. A scientist is someone like you.”
Alan Turing (1912-1954), Mathematician, a founder of Theory of Computation
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), Social reformer and statistician, the founder of modern nursing. nurse
Neil Divine (1939-1994), Astrophysicist, a major contributor to the modern theory of
Lynn Ann Conway (1938), Computer scientist and electrical engineer. Pioneer in electronics and computing.
George Washington Carver (1860-1943), Agricultural scientist and inventor. Promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion.
Ernest Everett Just (1883–1941), Biologist, a pioneer in the studies of fertilization and early development,
Stephen Hawking (1942-2018), Theoretical physicist and cosmologist, a pioneer in the modern theory of cosmology and black holes.
Edwin Krebs (1918-2009), Biochemist. Pioneering work on post-translational modification of proteins and cell regulation.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Theoretical physicist, founder of the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics.
Charles Darwin (1809-1882), Naturalist, geologist and biologist, a pioneer in the science of evolution.
Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012), Neurobiologist, pioneering discoveries in neurophysiology.
Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997), Experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the field of nuclear physics.
The design of the leaflet will be based on a diverse group of superheroes, with the message “Our superpower is you” meaning that science main resource is one: people.