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Women's History Month

Smithsonian Poster Exhibit: Picturing Women Inventors

The Smithsonian poster exhibit, Picturing Women Inventors, showcases the breakthroughs, motivations, and challenges women encountered while pursuing their goals as inventors. The poster exhibition highlights the stories of women inventors including Tara Astigarraga, Patricia Bath, Ayah Bdeir, Cynthia Breazeal, Theresa Dankovich, Marion O'Brien Donovan, Marilyn Hamilton, Grace Hopper, Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Michelle Khine, Stephanie Kwolek, Alexis Lewis, Lisa Lindahl, Madison Maxey, Hinda Miller, Ellen Ochoa, Amy Prieto, Sharon Rogone, Kavita Shukla, Polly Palmer Smith, and Mária Telkes. To learn more about the women featured in Picturing Women Inventors please view the companion guide created by the CSU Stanislaus Library and visit the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation Picturing Women Inventors exhibition website. To exhibit posters please visit the Smithsonian SITES website.  This exhibit wascon display at the CSU Stanislaus Library from March 1, 2024 to March 30, 2024 in honor of Women's History Month. 

Smithsonian Poster Exhibit: Picturing Women Inventors: Companion Guide

In honor of Women's History Month, the CSU Stanislaus Library created a companion guide to the Smithsonian poster exhibit, Picturing Women Inventors. This guide links to resources about each inventor highlighted in the poster exhibit. This guide is not an exhaustive list of resources, but is a compilation of some of our favorite resources and a good starting point for learning about each inventor! We hope you find this guide useful and meaningful and enjoy using it year-round. Click the two arrows in the image below to expand the guide.