Femmes of STEM
About This Show
Feminist. History. Podcast. The Femmes of STEM is a bi-monthly show focusing on the history of women in STEM: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. From the Roman Empire to modern America, join lady scientist Michelle as she brings to light the femmes who have always been a part the past - but haven't always been a part of history.
Most Recent Episode
Episode Nine: Planes, Motorcycles, & Automobiles
4 days ago
Beatrice Shilling was all about speed and efficiency. She modified her Norton M30 (a schmancy motorbike) so she could rip up the Brooklands motor circuit at speeds of 100+ miles per hour, and she fixed a sort of serious little problem the British air force was facing in WWII - a problem which was causing their fighter planes to literally stop working while in mid-air, surrounded by Nazis! I mean, c'mon.
Joining us to talk about Ms Shilling is aerospace engineer Stephanie Evans. Steph is originally from Mascoutah, Illinois and she graduated from Missouri S&T in 2012. Currently, she works as a systems test engineer for SSL MDA in Silicon Valley, and when she’s not doing that, she runs the STEMulus sci comm youtube channel!
For show notes, references, and further reading, visit the Femmes of STEM website at femmesofstem.com.