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Bonnie’s STEM Goodies List

Books, plays, movies and apps, Bonnie Fillenwarth has gathered together a #STEMgals goodies list for you to devour.


Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the World by Rachel Swaby

This is a really great book that covers all kinds of women from different backgrounds and scientific fields, medicine, paleontology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, and more.



The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel

This book covers the Harvard Computers.  I highly recommend the audiobook read by Cassandra Campbell for a great Williamnia Fleming accent.


Wonder Women

Wonder Women by Sam Maggs

“If you love science and equality but hate leprosy (and who doesn’t?) Alice Ball is 100 percent your kind of gal.”  This book lets you know up front there will be a repeating pattern of a woman doing amazing things and getting no credit.  However, it is written in a very humorous way to keep from being such a downer. The main chapters are of 25 women, but the book is filled with all kinds of extra ladies.


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Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky

A beautifully illustrated book about amazing science ladies.  The artist also sells prints at her Etsy Shop. 



Backyard Worlds: Planet 9

Awesome website that helps discover objects at the far reaches of our solar system from your computer.

Crash Course in Computer Science with Carrie Anne Philbin

A series of videos that goes from the history of computing and the makeup of computers from transistors to binary to operating systems.

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

This documentary is about the life actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr. Available on Netflix. PBS American Masters currently has the film streaming, as well as clips and extra materials. 

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The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua

Historical fiction?  Or inspired by Ada Lovelace? Either way, it’s just adorable.


Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

This is a wonderful play about Henrietta Swan Leavitt and the women at Harvard. 

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The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

I haven’t read this yet but it’s on my list.


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