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Daily Date Doodle is a project that started in 2016 with Pi Day but quickly became an opportunity to learn about women and people of color in STEM fields. As a student, and even though I was a Physics and Geology double major at Mount Holyoke, the stories of scientists were, save one (Mme. Curie), were about “dead white males.”

The one area I don’t have many resources is on LGBTQIA & Nonbinary people in STEM, and it is an area that I want to do more research and find people to feature

I use many resources for inspiration for the daily posts:

Books
Rachel Ignotofsky’s Women in Science (picture from her website)


Rachel Swaby’s Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science — And The World (picture from her website)

Patricia Sluby’s The Inventive Spirit of African Americans: Patented Ingenuity
David Foy’s Great Discoveries and Inventions by African-Americans

Websites
https://todayinsci.com/ – A good starting point for general regular information about the history of STEM

http://www.thehistorymakers.org/makers/sciencemakers – A great resource (not only biographies but also interviews!) of African-American Pioneers in STEM Fields

If the person is a medical pioneer, I will often end up here https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/

http://www.womenshistory.org/ – National Women’s History Museum

Twitter Accounts
https://twitter.com/smrtgrls – Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
https://twitter.com/amightygirl – A Mighty Girl
https://twitter.com/womenshistory – National Women’s History Museum
https://twitter.com/minouette – A scientist by vocation, artist by avocation: marine geophysicist-printmaker, or vice versa

Inspiration
Many artists, graphic novel authors, and others have given me some fantastic ideas about how to show complex ideas visually.
Sydney Padua’s Amazing Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

Larry Gonick’s “Cartoon Guide to Physics”

The all the work of Ed Emberley

David McCauly’s “The Way Things Work” and his other works

Amanda Phingbodhipak’s projects
https://www.alonglastname.com/
https://www.beyondcurie.com/

Mike Rhode – Sketchnotes
http://rohdesign.com/handbook

And Paul Hewitt – whose drawings have helped us all use a visual language to teach Physics