About Me

About Me

I’m Fauna, a high school student that loves science. Curie’s Curiosities is named after Marie Curie,  a scientist who developed the theory of radioactivity and discovered two elements- polonium and radium. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win two.

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According to the United States Department of Labor and Science and Engineering Indicators 2014, women make up 47% of the total U.S. workforce, but are the minority in science fields-

  • 39% of chemists and material scientists are women
  • 27.9% of environmental scientists and geoscientists are women
  • 15.6% of chemical engineers are women
  • 12.1% of civil engineers are women
  • 8.3% of electrical and electronics engineers are women
  • 17.2% of industrial engineers are women
  • 7.2% of mechanical engineers are women.

I created this blog to share the fun of science and to encourage girls to explore its many branches.

 

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