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PechaKucha Presentation

Moira Chas describes the life of Mary Everest and her impact on the world of math and physics. She further explores the life of her daughters and the importance of women in math and science.

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Women and Weapons

BY ARABEL ROSILLO DE BLAS
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Arabel Rosillo de Blas is fascinated by the way women have been portrayed in art throughout history. She speaks of the weapons -- knives, swords, guns, and even cannons -- they are shown wielding, and their attire while doing so. 

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Origami Math Genius (OMG)

BY BIJIAN FAN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Following a scientific career, BiJian Fan moved on to visual art. He integrated science and art in his creative practice. He developed OMG as a curriculum for integrating art and science in education. 

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The Physics-Poetry Duality

BY NICHOLAS YUNES
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 10, 2014

Assistant Professor of Physics at Montana State Univeristy, Nicholas Yunes says that physics and poetry are different branches of the same tree. That Einstein and Whitman are both explorers, one with math, the other with words. Nicholas says that creation is passion, that knowledge feeds progress.

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Climbing Everest

BY KENNETH KRIMSTEIN
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

In Climbing Everest from PechaKucha Night Chicago, Vol. 33, Ken Krimstein shares his weekly agony over his drawing board in the quest to please the most gruelling editor in the history of publishing - the cartoon editor of the New Yorker magazine.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 24, 2015.

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Undergarment History and Women Empowerment

BY FLORA HARTO
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 12, 2014

Inherited passion and talent from her fashion designer mother, Flora Harto inspired to embrace fashion industry, particulary in the field of "intimate apparel". Flo believes that the confidence of a woman starts from within (in this case, including undergarment). After finishing college in New York and worked for Victoria's Secret in 2005, Flo decided to return to his homeland to manage the family company, as well as campaigning for women's rights and empowerment. Now, intimate apparel such as corsets is no longer the symbol of oppression, but can be used as self confidence and/or anti gender based violence campaign.

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Changing Society’s View about Math

BY KELLEY JOHNSON
@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

In this presentation Kelley Johnson, a mathematician, begins to share a more nuanced perspective of math and its rich, diverse history and beauty to change soms of the negative connotation of math.

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Mary Sue vs Strong Female Character

BY AJ FITZWATER
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Up and coming talent science fiction writer AJ Fitzwater intertwines gender, queer and intersectional themes into her short stories. She's noticed a pattern in the world of science fiction. Why is the hero, never a girl? Why is the strong female always somehow a victim? Are you ready to join her on this journey to a galaxy not so far away..?

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Empowering Women in Sacramento

BY CAITY MAPLE
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 20, 2016

Caity Maple talks about her difficult beginnings and The Women’s Empowerment Collective - a space that brings together different Women organizations from the Sacramento Area. 

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Who's Afraid of Physics?

BY SEYDA IPEK
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

“I hated physics in high school!” is the one phrase Şeyda İpek hears most often when she tells people she is a physicist. As Şeyda tells her story about becoming a physicist, her path wends its way through ancient Egypt, Peter Pan fandom, and UFOs before she realizes her love for physics.