On the Shoulders of Giants

Einstein remarked that if he had improved our view of the world, it was because “he was standing on the shoulders of giants.” This class examines science careers of six women considered “giants” in their fields: Marie Laviosier (Chemistry), Marie Curie (Nuclear Science), Henrietta Leavitt (Astronomy), Rachel Carsen (Environmental Science), Stephanie Kwolek (Polymer Science) and Rosalind Franklin (Genetics). Their stories are filled with frustration, Nobel Prizes won and lost and hardship within two world wars and two revolutions – all wrapped around scientific deception, compassion and determination. This class story describes a struggle in a male-dominated career field.

Instructor: David Tucker

At a Glance

Wednesdays, April 17, 24; May 1, 8, 2019

2-4 p.m.

Village Green Community Center
See location details

79
person

Location Details

Village Green Community Center - Kingston
26159 Dulay Rd. NE
Kingston, WA 98346
Directions to Village Green

Back to Top

Have a Question

Extended Education would like to hear from you with any comments or questions you may have.

Email EE with your question

Follow Us

Subscribe to news and events from Extended Education. Choose an interest or leave it blank to receive our general news emails.

Subscribe to eNews

Our Locations

Western Washington University is conveniently located throughout the Puget Sound and Central Salish Sea regions.

Visit us at one of our locations.