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The Untold Stories of Jewish Women in the Sciences

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

There is no denying that gender, religion, and ethnicity have had a major impact on the careers and legacies of pioneering scientists, including Jewish women who have felt the strain of these limitations and been under-recognized by the scientific establishment despite significant accomplishments. Just a few examples include Rita Levi-Montalcini, an Italian Jew who made important discoveries about the nervous and immune systems; Esther Lederberg, who found new methods and results in microbial genetics in the U.S.; and Ora Kedem, who was a distinguished inventor of desalination membranes and helped to develop Israeli high-tech. This talk will explore how these and other Jewish women changed the face of science, technology, engineering, and math, despite significant barriers of opportunity and recognition.

Details

Date:
January 28
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://katz.sas.upenn.edu/news-and-events/untold-stories-jewish-women-sciences

Venue

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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Phone:
215.923.3811
Website:
nmajh.org