LifeOmic May 22th, 2020

Women in STEAM who inspire! A biographical series

Women in STEAM who inspire! A biographical series

This Lifeology card deck highlights women in science, technology, engineering, arts and math who inspire us and inspire you.

16 Cards

Signe Elizabeth Aasberg, PhD, immunology researcher at the NTNU, Norway.

Signe studies how your body uses an army of proteins and cells to fight disease!

Fun facts about Signe:
  • Signe looks at why some people have a higher risk of developing sepsis, when the immune system, the body’s “army”, overreacts to an infection.
  • She loves archery and video games!
  • She helps to create science comics for kids!
How Signe inspires us
  • “She inspires me with her passion to bring broader audiences (including kids!) to science and health conversations.” - Paige
  • Follow Signe at Lifeology!

Jessamyn Fairfield, PhD, lecturer at National Univ. of Ireland Galway.

Jessamyn is a physicist who is working on what seems like science fiction - creating electronics that can learn like a brain, and heal themselves!

Fun facts about Jessamyn:
  • Jessamyn is both a US citizen and a Irish citizen.
  • She combines science and stand-up comedy, as a founder of Bright Club Ireland!
  • She helps other women in science to share their work and become leaders.
  • She plays the ukulele and sings songs about science live on stage!
How Jessamyn inspires us
  • “I love that Jess sees the importance of cultural exchange between science and the arts, and that she's constantly pushing herself and trying new things.” - Maura

Bethann Garramon Merkle, MFA, science communicator and educator. Bethann mentors other scientists to help them better communicate science with other people.

Fun facts about Bethann:
  • Bethann teaches courses in science writing and science communication at the University of Wyoming.
  • She is an artist. She helped to create street murals in Laramie, Wyoming, featuring pronghorn!
  • She speaks English and French.
How Bethann inspires us
  • “Bethann has taught me to believe in myself as a person and as a scientist. She has helped me with my writing and art skills! She cares very much for all of the students she interacts with.” - Emily
  • Follow Bethann at Lifeology!

Meenakshi ‘Meena’ Das, technology educator. Meena works on finding inclusive ways to help teach computer science to people with disabilities.

Fun facts about Meenakshi:
  • She is working on using sign language to help teach Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, and new ways to teach coding to blind students.
  • Her speech disability has not stopped her from loving public speaking!!
  • She loves animals.
How Meenakshi inspires us
  • “In technology it’s so important to be inclusive of all voices. Her work gives people with disabilities the opportunity to be a part of building tech. She's an incredible advocate for people with disabilities.” - Dasani
  • Follow Meenakshi at Lifeology!

Amanda Obidike, Founder of STEMi Makers Africa. Amanda is a data scientist who mentors and empowers girls! She has won lots of awards for helping girls and women.

Fun facts aboud Amanda:
  • She runs a library for underserved communities.
  • She promotes entrepreneurship, clean energy, data science and better education.
  • She is currently writing a book called: “The Can of Worms”
How Amanda inspires us
  • “Amanda inspires us here in Beau, Cameroon even amidst the ongoing war we have. She ensures we are empowered to fend for our families. I have learned from her how to persevere in times of conflict or lack.” - Okwuchi
  • Follow Amanda at Lifeology!

Nominate a woman in STEAM who inspires you today!

We will feature your nominee at, and two women each month will also be selected for illustration in this card deck!

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