Sunday, January 23, 2011

Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in the United States, graduated on this day in 1849

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821 – 1910), born in Bristol, England, was the first female doctor in the United States. She was the first openly identified woman to graduate from medical school, a pioneer in educating women in medicine in the United States, and was prominent in the emerging women's rights movement.

She attended Geneva Medical College in New York. She was accepted there — supposedly because the faculty put it to a student vote, and the students thought her application was a hoax — and braved the prejudice of some of the professors and students to complete her training and graduated, on 23 January 1849.

- Wikipedia

Science Fair Project Information
Title: The Effect of Age and Gender on Human Blood Pressure
Subject: Medicine / human anatomy
Grade level: Elementary School, Grades 4-6
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Low
Affiliation: Selah Intermediate School
Year: 2002
Description: Subjects of different age and gender were tested for blood pressure; results tabulated, graphed and compared.
Link: http://www.selah.k12.wa.us/SOAR/SciProj2002/KendraC.html

 

4 comments:

Alan said...

Hi, I am wondering if you ever accept guest posts? I usually write about green tech and sustainability, but next week is the beginning of the International Year of Chemistry, and as a part of that there is a worldwide, yearlong experiment for elementary and high school students that I'm trying to raise awareness about. I think it's a great way to get students excited about science since it has the potential to be the largest chemistry experiment in history.

If you would like to review an article I would be more than happy to send one along, just let me know! Thanks

Best,

Alan

Super Science Fair Projects said...

I think that it is very important for girls to be encouraged to participate in science. One of the best experiences that I had as a young girl was participating in a science fair. It provided me with the opportunity to independently explore an area of science that I was interested in at the time. I worked on a project about the decomposition rates of different types of compounds. What I learned from this experience was that my ideas were just as valid as ideas presented by boys, and my project made it all the way to the state competition.

Explore gender differences in science fair projects is a great idea. Not only do you learn a lot about what makes being a boy or a girl unique, but it also provides you with a test population that is easy to access, your friends.

What other gender differences science fair projects are available?

Julian said...

Alan, about your guest post. You haven't left an email address or any other means to contact you.

Anonymous said...

So many people don't care about global warming. They disregard the need for conservation and instead drive SUVs. They don't care about the Federal deficit/debt (outside of partisanship) and they don't care earning $400k for an $80,000/year job will eventually bankrupt the country. They have awarded themselves $400k pay and retirement packages, loading up their friends on the payroll during the boom 90s through the real estate bust while all services which the program were intended to fund now get cut to pay for it.
They think they are going sometime during/at the end of this life, and disregard the poor souls who are left behind.
Sounds like the Italians who were used to plan World War II and the Holocaust, and not by accident.
These are the people who will be here in the United States when bankruptcy is declared and society deteriorates into chaos. And they will deserve the anarchy which ensues.

The gods used the Italians to ruin life in the 20th century.
The gods used the Italians to ruin life in A.D. with The Church.
The Church controlled Western Civilization. As the largest land owner in Europe they controlled the monarchies. They were responsbile for slavery, revenge for African invasion and rape of Italy. They created religious discontent, ultimately leading to the disfavored dumping ground known as the United States.
And each generation of these Italians were sold on "earning", only to be reincarnated as a lesser life form subsequently, punishment for their evil.
"The West Bank, where the end of the world will begin." With xtianity.

The gods are the commensurate rapist pathology, focussed on control.
It is appropriate they picked the Italians for the downfall of man. The perception offered is exactly how the gods are. Unfortunate for the Italians, they were deliberately altered to match this pathology so the god's behavior could be justified in the context of the god's positioning.

I will forever regret and resent being picked for this event.
I may not have learned as much as I have but I WOULD have gotten more done and made more progress, and at the end of this life that's all that matters. We will all be reincarnated and must re-learn about the gods and their methodology in each sucessive life.
This is the worst possible senario in my life.
I demand I take my hatred for the gods forward to the next life, legacy from cradle-to-grave abuse.
The empty promise is I will have a real chance of going, and if I retain this experience there is no way in damngod motherfuckers that would ever be possible. Secret is they have the freedom to remind me of this life in a future life, "executive priveledge" retained, sabotaging all progress up to that point. And they WILL utilize this tactic.
This is a lost cause. They entered this committment knowing they would escape its obligation. They are degenerate filth who positioned in a guarentee to fail, ensuring the are not to blame for their failed promise and therefore not obliged to make it up to me in a future life.
The upside down star is my symbol. There is of course no Satan. That's just the gods with different clothes on.
You're all in big, big trouble. Everyone who failed to ascend before 1900 is. But the importance of this Situation is to ensure people learn the god's system while they have enough time to fix their relationship and ascend before The End.
Don't forget:::Ascending into "heaven" is not the same as entering clone hosting. One is good while the other is evil. The clue is going into other clone hosts to "earn", for if you were welcome into heaven you would be invited directly. My example of someone who ascended is John Muir. His "fake" went on to accomplish BUT NOT IN A DISCIPLINE WHICH HURT, DISTRACTED PEOPLE OR PROVIDED SOME TEMPTATION. What happens after speaks volumes.
You're on the clock. This is where the cream rises to the top.