There have been some controversial statements and subsequent discussion in the press and PF lately about the ability of women with regard to science and technology. So, I share this - http://www.earthsky.org/shows/women.php [Broken] Hear women talk about why and how they became scientists, their current research, what their everyday lives are like, and what they love about their work. Recent radio shows featured http://www.earthsky.org/shows/shows.php?t=20030707 [Broken], who examines sediments from the sea floor to learn about the climate. Other Women in Science Shows Adriana Ocampo planetary geology Mercedes Pascual ecology Sally Boysen chimpanzee communication Sandra Faber galaxy formation Darleane Hoffman unstable elements Gretchen Daily conservation & economics Cady Coleman Part 1 Part 2 astronaut Kay Behrensmeyer fossils & ecosystems Heidi Hammel Uranus Maureen Raymo sea sediments & climate Allison Snow genetically modified plants Jill Tarter Part 1 Part 2 search for extraterrestrial intelligence Cool, huh? Oh, BTW - http://www.fibersource.com/f-info/More_News/DuPont-102103.htm [Broken] Chemical Week, October 8, 2003 — Retired DuPont scientist Stephanie Kwolek, whose research led to the discovery of Kevlar aramid fiber, was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, on October 4. Kwolek joined DuPont in 1946 as laboratory chemist in Buffalo, NY and spent 40 years with the company, mostly at its experimental station at Wilmington, DE. DuPont says nearly 3,000 law enforcement officers have survived potentially fatal or disabling injuries because they were wearing body armor made from aramid fiber. All U.S. combat soldiers have worn Kevlar helmets since the 1991 Gulf War, it says. Kind of makes you proud, doesn't it now.