Women and Technology in the 1990s

This view from the space shuttle's window inspired Sally Ride to found EarthKAM. She wanted students all over the world to share the incredible learning experience of observing our planet from space.

This view from the space shuttle’s window inspired Sally Ride to found EarthKAM. She wanted students all over the world to share the incredible learning experience of observing our planet from space.

https://earthkam.ucsd.edu/activities. Posted by Sally Ride EarthKAM.

In the mid-90s, Dr. Sally Ride founded Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students), a NASA educational outreach program that enables students, teachers, and thPortable cell phone ad from the 1990se public to learn about Earth from the unique perspective of space.

For more information, go to the website for Sally Ride’s EarthKam.

Consumer Electronics Show, 1990

Consumer Electronics Show, 1990 (Associated Press)

http://www.thewire.com/technology/2014/01/can-you-tell-difference-between-actual-ces-product-and-thing-we-made/356815/. Posted by Philip Bump. Jan 8, 2014.

CES, Consumer Electronic Show,  is a world renowned electronics and technology trade show that attracts major companies and industry innovators and professionals.

For more information, check out the website for CES.

Martha Evens at a seminar on Women and Computer Science, 1992.

Martha Evens at a seminar on Women and Computer Science, 1992.

http://science.iit.edu/computer-science/about/history/history-computer-science-department-1990s. Posted by Illinois Institute of Technology.

At the Illinois Institute of Technology, Professor Martha Evens discussed topics such as the number of women in CS, the societal pressures, and the unconscious pressures that women face.

For more information, take a look at Martha Evens’ homepage.

Centre of Life chief executive Linda Conlon

Centre of Life chief executive Linda Conlon

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/life-centre-bosses-pledge-involve-7083462. Posted by Michael Brown for Chronicle Live. May 07, 2014.

The Life Science Centre in the UK has pledged to involve 100,000 women and girls in science, technology, and math as a part of the government’s Your Life campaign, which aims to boost participation in STEM subjects.

For more information, check out this article on the Life Science Centre.

Woman using cell phone in 1990s Radio Shack ad

Woman using cell phone in 1990s Radio Shack ad

Click to see a GIF of the ad

Here is a GIF of the ad

http://tosh.cc.com/blog/tag/technology. Posted by TK Kelly on April 14, 2014.

This cell phone from the 1990s seems to be targeting both women and men from different areas of life. The ad specifically places women interacting with the phone.

For more information, check out this article on retro cell phones.

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