Celebrating Women's History Month

Celebrating Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. In the College of Natural Sciences, we take this month as an opportunity to pause and especially celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women in science and honor the many barriers they have overcome.

March 5, 2021

Great strides have been made in recognizing the accomplishments of women who have paved the way in scientific discovery and advancing the representation of women in science and mathematics.


There is more to be done to build from this foundation and to ensure that we dismantle the remaining barriers that limit the representation and success of women and especially women of color. In CNS we are striving to address these inequities, working to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for women in STEM, and developing more proactive recruitment strategies to diversify our science based on gender, race, and ability so that all members of our community have the opportunity to  thrive.

The university will mark the significance of Women’s History Month with events such as the following:

Don’t forget to check out the Women of the Color Leadership Network (WOCLN) Instagram for quotes from inspiring women this month. Below, you’ll find some additional resources honoring the achievements of women in the sciences.

Some of the following books and podcasts might interest you—and you can also peruse the Women's History Month reading challenge list.




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