Lisa Meece’s 1 Cool Science Thing gets the gal-pals talking about the barriers of female inventors while she enlightens us on the genius of Marie Van Brittan Brown who invented the home security system. The gal-pals also talk about their own security systems like “Bra Off Day Off” and “T-Rex Mode” where you are so still you hope no one at the door sees you.
Show Notes & Extras
- The gal pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Lisa Meece.
- Recorded before the U.S. self-quarantine/shut down of COVID-19.
- The science gals we’ve already covered this month are Alice Ball and Mary Ainsworth
- Get-to-know-you question: Do you think money and resources should be spent to explore space or is it better spent here on Earth? Why?
- Space X rocket return video (YouTube)
- Lisa’s 1 Cool Science Thing is home security system inventor Marie Van Brittan Brown
- Nurse with late hours
- Queen, NY didn’t have the best police response system in her time
- 1966 Patent (Google Patents Database)
- Panic buttons
- 2-way voice communication systems
- Security industry pulls in $1.5 Billion
- Marie didn’t make money off her patent
- Females who have filed for patents
- Yale Study of the difference in gender in patents (Yale Insights)
- Gener barriers in patents
- Orchestra test in gender bias (The Guardian)
- Hedy Lamarr “too pretty” to invent a secret communications system – which became WiFi
- Bonnie’s security system
- “Sitting there in T-Rex Mode” – Bonnie
- Bra Off Day Off
- “Did I shut the garage door?” Katie’s got a pro-tip!
- Technology that listens
- Shelf check out blues
- We need more women inventors!!!
- Mary Anderson the inventor of the windshield wiper
- Patent Rules (U.S. Patent Office)
- Want to see more beautiful patent drawings by women? We’ve got you covered.
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