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Women in STEM: A look at the incredible contributions of women through Ingenium’s collection
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Mar 5, 2020
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting some historically significant items from Ingenium’s collection intrinsically linked of the incredible contributions of women in STEM.
Wikipedia edit-a-thons give recognition to women in STEM
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
May 31, 2019
On June 23 — which marks International Women in Engineering Day 2019 — Ingenium will open its doors to volunteer editors eager to participate in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. In partnership with Engineers Canada, this free event, hosted at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, will celebrate the achievements of women in engineering through the editing and creation of Wikipedia pages. “An edit-a-thon puts facts on the page, allows us to change biases, and adding translations in both French and English
Arts & Design
Unseen and unrecognized: Women’s key role in the history of computer memories
Guest writer, Ingenium-University of Ottawa Fellowship in Gender, Science and Technology.
Apr 1, 2019
In 2017, I had the honour of travelling to Iran — the country that's world famous for its hand-woven carpets — to study women’s traditional practises of Persian carpet weaving. I visited collective and home carpet-weaving workshops in Kashan, where I interviewed local women who were involved in carpet weaving. Frames of astonishing designs, mixed with attractive colours using traditional tools, have been fixed in my memory. Traditional tools used for carpet weaving, ToranjMehrab carpet weaving
Engineering & Technology
The Dominion Observatory's Earth Physics and Time Keeping Functions, part 4
Associate Fellow, University of King's College and Research Associate, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Dec 21, 2018
The Dominion Observatory's Earth Physics and Time Keeping Functions, part 4 by Randall Brooks Earth Physics The Dominion Observatory had another mandate — rather than looking up from the Observatory dome, some staff went to the basement to study gravity and seismic activity. The Observatory became part of a growing worldwide network of centres with seismographs to detect earthquakes and to combine the information to determine the location of the seismic activity. The Museum has a couple of early
Social Science & Culture
Homeward Bound: Women in Science and Leadership in Antarctica
Dr. Shelley Ball
Guest Writer, Biosphere Environmental Education
Apr 11, 2018
What better place to sharpen one’s leadership skills than amidst the harsh landscape of Antarctica. The frozen continent is filled with stories of leadership from the early 20th century explorers and their race to be the first to set foot on the South Pole. For 76 of us from around the world - all women with science backgrounds - Antarctica was the backdrop for our own explorations into leadership.