By Addison Evans, Head Journalist
Have you ever wondered which female scientist you are most like? Here at She Leads Stem, we want to recognize some important women who have paved the way for current women in STEM. Take this quiz to find out now!
Which would you consider yourself most as?
C) Communicative/good teamwork
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
B) Any vegetarian/vegan foods
Given these choices, which STEM field would you go into?
What is your favorite color?
What skill do you think is most important to have?
C) Quantitative reasoning
E) Analytical thinking
What’s your favorite season?
E) All of them!
If you could be anywhere right now, which location would you choose?
A) Studying in your room
B) Hiking in a forest
C) Watching a movie
D) Spending time with friends
E) Reading in a library
Where is your dream location?
A) New York City
C) West Virginia
What would you do if you faced someone who questioned your work skills?
A) Be straightforward & stand up for yourself
B) Observe their accusations and then state your beliefs
C) State your argument and back it up with lots of evidence
D) Work hard to prove them wrong
E) Do your thing & let that person know where they stand
Mostly A’s: Elizabeth Blackwell
Just like Elizabeth, you are headstrong and hard-working. You won’t let anyone stop you from achieving your goals, regardless of what they say about you or your work ethic. You’re a people pleaser and always want to help others around you. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. Although this was a major stepping stone, she faced lots of discrimination in her field just for being a woman. She went on to open a medical college in 1868 located in New York City.
Mostly B’s: Jane Goodall
You have a deep connection with almost everyone you meet. You are very observant and enjoy keeping yourself busy. Similar to Jane, you are creative and know how to express that creativity. Jane Goodall, an anthropologist, is known for her work studying and making new discoveries about chimpanzees. You know what you’re talking about and if someone is in the wrong, you aren’t afraid to call them out. You probably love travelling or just being in exotic locations.
Mostly C’s: Katherine Johnson
You work well with others and excel in every hobby that you are passionate about. You don’t care what others think of you because you are the best of the best. You’ve been undermined your whole life but you are capable of so much. If things don’t go your way, you make the best of every situation. Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked for NASA, faced discrimination throughout her career just because of her skin color. In 1957, she composed some of the math needed for the 1958 document Notes on Space Technology. In 1962, she helped calculate equations needed for the Friendship 7 mission. She was also a part of the team that helped calculate when and where to launch the Apollo 11 rocket. She was extremely skilled and went on to accomplish even more in her career.
Mostly D’s: Raye Montague
Just like Raye, you are determined to work for what you want. People in your life may try to make it difficult for you to succeed, because they don’t recognize how much potential you have. You may face lots of obstacles throughout your career but it won’t stop you from reaching your goals. Raye Montague, an American engineer, was the first female program manager of US navy ships. She also used her own computer programming to design ships and submarines. When attending college, she couldn’t earn her engineering degree in Arkansas because African American students were not allowed into the program. In 2013, she was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame and went on to be inducted into the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018.
Mostly E’s: Chien-Shiung Wu
Chien-Shiung Wu, a Chinese American physicist, had many scientific contributions and helped lead the Manhattan project. She loved embracing her culture and paved the way for Chinese American scientists. She conducted an experiment that proved identical nuclear particles do not always act alike. She was the first woman to serve as president of the American Physical Society and has received various awards. While her work ethic is undeniable, having a career in physics requires great patience. Just like Chien-Shiung, you are patient with others but also work quickly & efficiently. You often go with the flow of things and are very kind to others.
I hope you enjoyed taking this quiz!