Chicks Rock! (but need to use the “sultry”)

Over the Labor Day holiday, teen band Kalliope Jones participated in the Battle of the Bands competition at the Three County Fair in Northampton, Massachusetts. Coming in third, they were pleased with their prize, but somewhat less so with their comment sheets (near...

STEM Girls: Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming

The road to Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming’s discovery of the Horsehead Nebula in 1888 was a winding one. Born in Scotland in 1857, she worked as a teacher before marrying James Fleming in 1877 and moving to Boston with him. James deserted Williamina and their...

STEM Girls: Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

Today, Home Economics classes are generally considered dreary and outdated, but they might not exist at all without Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards. Born in 1842, Ellen was the first woman to be admitted to MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and also...

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