As we wrap up International Women’s Month, we wanted to give a shout out to women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics or STEM for short. Far too often, their historic contributions aren’t well-known and we’d like to remedy that. This week, we present Women in STEM trivia.
To all the women out there slinging code, tapping beakers, and peering into the vast reaches of the universe, this episode is dedicated to you.
If you are a woman in STEM, give us a shoutout and share the episode with your colleagues. Let them all know that they aren’t forgotten. We’ll strive to do more Women-focused episodes in the future, so stick with us. Have an episode idea? Send it our way. We’d love to hear from you.
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Welcome back to the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host Brian Rollins. As we wrap up National Women’s Month, we wanted to give a shoutout to women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics or STEM for short. Far too often, their historic contributions aren’t well-known and we’d like to remedy that.
As always, we’ll give you three rounds of ten questions. Each round is harder than the last. If you need rules or a score sheet, visit DorkyGeekyNerdy.com/rules to grab them for free.
And that covers the intro, let’s get to the trivia.
The Dorky Round
1. What famous primatologist had her love of animals inspired by a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee?
2. Who was the first American woman in space?
3. The programming language, Ada is named after who?
4. What woman, known mostly as a movie star of the 1930's and 40's, also invented a remote-controlled communications system for the US military?
5. Who stepped in as field engineer and technical leader of the Brooklyn Bridge's construction when her husband became paralyzed?
6. Who was the first woman US Surgeon General?
7. Who was the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo in an airplane?
8. In February 2020, Christina Koch set what record?
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10. What astronaut was the first black woman in space and had a guest appearance on Star Trek: The Next Generation?
The Geeky Round
1. What early mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher was killed in 415 CE?
2. Who is the only woman in history to win two Nobel Prizes?
3. What computer scientist has both a Cray computer and a guided-missile destroyer named after her?
4. Who was the first woman in space?
5. Rosalind Franklin's work led to the discovery of the molecular structure of what?
6. Though ignored by the Nobel Prize committee, Jocelyn Bell Burnell is credited with first observing what astronomical phenomenon?
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8. Albert Einstein's first wife was a physicist and mathematician. What was her name?
9. What astronaut has logged the most days in space for any American?
10. What primatologist was played by Sigourney Weaver in Gorillas in the Mist?
The Nerdy Round
1. Who wrote the book, Silent Spring, which led to the banning of DDT.
2. Who was the first woman Space Shuttle commander?
3. What Austrian-born physicist fled the Nazis to Sweden and has element 109 named after her?
4. Who won a Nobel Prize for Medicine for the discovery of Genetic Transposition?
5. What daughter of a Nobel Prize winner helped create France's first nuclear reactor?
6. What inventor was known as 'The Lady Edison' during the 1920s and 30s?
7. What German Mathematician wrote the paper, 'Theory of Ideals in Ring Domains'?
8. The French Academy of Sciences has an award for mathematics named after whom?
9. What animal scientist wrote about her own experiences with Autism in Emergence: Labeled Autistic?
10. Before becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher studied what science?
Pencils down. How did you do? If you didn’t do well, we’ve put up links to resources about women in STEM. These are fascinating histories that are well-worth exploring.
We’ll be back next Wednesday for more trivia. Here’s your clue:
“In what decade did Frankenstein conquer the world and the planet went to the apes?”
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This has been the Dorky Geeky Nerdy trivia podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. Thanks for listening.
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