"Since 1990, Garrison Forest Upper School Biology students have presented research projects about women in science as another way to gain knowledge of the accomplishments of women just like us. Our assignment this year was to create a two- to three-minute video highlighting a woman-of-choice's life. After weeks of work, the classes were rewarded with a 'film-festival' in April 2010 comprised of their work.
Through my research and those of my classmates, I learned about a vast array of creations, many used in everyday life. For example, because of my female scientist of choice Ada Lovelace, I was able to make, and you are able to watch, this video on a computer. Another great aspect of the project was that we got to research and hear about the immense struggles these women overcame to reach their success. Many were scoffed at by men of great prestige, and others found great difficulty in getting into acceptable colleges because of their gender, race, and ideas. And yet, each one went on to make their respective creations.
Hearing their stories of perseverance inspired me, and once again proved wrong the past stereotypes. A woman can do anything a man can do (and probably better), and as I look around at my fellow Biology students, I wonder what they will do, and what the Women in Science videos of them will look like." -- Ellie Dominguez