If you like to read about science, technology, engineering, and math, please join us for the December AAUW STEM Interest Group meeting, which will be a STEM Book Share and Tell. Members will discuss their favorite STEM reads this year which will include:
Gulp by Mary Roach
Few of us realize what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, Mary Roach investigates the beginning, and end, of our food.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely.
Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson
An entertaining look at the lives of contemporary archaeologists as they sweat under the sun for clues to the puzzles of our past. Looks at the actual, nonglamorous working conditions they actually face, as well as what drives them to do this very important, yet often tedious, work.
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingslover
Tired of living in oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow, on the way to meet a lover, is detoured by a miraculous event on the Appalachian mountainside that ignites a media firestorm that changes her life forever.
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
When Mary Anning uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home on the English coast, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip, and the scientific world alight. Luckily, Mary finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, and in the struggle to be recognized in the wider world, Mary and Elizabeth discover that friendship is their greatest ally.
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
From the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe, a powerful and important work about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a compelling account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes.