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NASA Science4Girls for Librarians and Their Partners: Career Profiles

Updated on February 24, 2016 - 8:03 AM CST
Posted on February 18, 2013 - 12:52 PM CST

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Help your audiences explore scientific career opportunities with these profiles of women scientists and career paths. These websites are organized according to NASA Science areas. Of course, careers are not as clearly defined as Astrophysics, Earth Science, Sun Science, and Planetary Science; thus, the last category (“General”) contains resources profiling scientists with interdisciplinary interests and backgrounds.


Profiles of women astronomers

Resources on historical and current female astronomers.
Provides individual bibliographic sources on each figure

Q&A with several prominent women astronomers

Women in the Higher Energy Universe: Printed handout and online, blogs and stories about/by women in science.

Earth Science: 
Geoscientist career
profiles and examples of career opportunities

Earth Science Week 2012 had the theme "Exploring Careers in the Earth Sciences" - several NASA resources were developed as NASA's contribution to ESW 2012, which are collected on this site: . Many NASA female Earth explorers are featured through blog posts, videos and more. There's a link to a Spanish language version with several resources translated and Spanish-speaking scientists are featured.

Planetary Science:  
Profiles of women Planetary Scientists

General (multiple/overlapping fields):

Profiles of women working at NASA

List of mentors

Profiles of both men and women from planetary, Earth, and Astrophysics backgrounds.

Women of Goddard book:

Career profiles of Marylanders working in scientific careers. It profiles many people in space sciences from Goddard Space Flight Center and Space Telescope Science Institute.


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