WGSS 320 Gender & Technology

Oregon State Univerity, School of Language, Culture, and Society


Take a look at recent projects:

Student sitting on the floor working and being successful.

Gender Lens Topics

If you see a topic listed here, another student has already committed to it and you may not use that same topic.

  1. Hello Barbie
  2. Birth Control Pill
  3. Bluetooth
  4. Barbie Smarthouse
  5. BPA
  6. Circular Saw
  7. Menstrual Cup
  8. Android OS
  9. Drones
  10. Water Purification Systems
  11. Sewing Machine
  12. Apple iOS
  13. Livia (menstrual pain inhibitor)
  14. Livia (menstrual pain inhibitor)
  15. Ava ovulation tracking bracelet
  16. Typewriter
  17. Windows OS
  18. Skateboard
  19. Autonomous Cars
  20. FitBit
  21. Miss Possible Dolls
  22. FitBit
  23. Birth Control IUD
  24. Skateboard
  25. Thinx Period Panties
  26. GoldieBlox
  27. Barbie Smarthouse
  28. Smartwatch

Financial Analysis Topics

Any topic works for this project...what are you dreaming of? Your peers have these ideas:

  1. TBA

Cultural Research Topics

If you see a topic listed here, another student has already committed to it and you may not use that same topic.

  1. Xia Peisu, Chinese Mother of Computer Science
  2. Dame Stephanie Shirley, German/British Computer Programmer
  3. Kate Unsworth, British Computer Scientist
  4. Major General Sarah E. Zabel, American Military Computer Scientist
  5. Dr. Ellen Ochoa, American Astronaut
  6. Irmgard Flügge-Lotz, German Engineer
  7. Mae Jemison, American Astronaut
  8. Tessy Thomas, India Missile Engineer
  9. Maria Telkes, Hungarian Solar Engineer
  10. Dorothy Vaughan, American NASA Computer Scientist
  11. Tessy Thomas, Indian Missile Engineer
  12. Sister Mary Keller, American Computer Scientist
  13. Beatrice Shilling, British Aircraft Engineer
  14. Sheryl Sandberg, American Technology Marketer
  15. Kay Kapoor, Indian Information Technologist
  16. Hedy Lamarr, Austrian inventor
  17. Alenush Terian, Iranian Astronomer and Physicist
  18. Valentina Tereshkova, Russian Astronaut
  19. Emily Roebling, American Engineer
  20. Debbie Sterling, American toy engineer
  21. Mary Anderson, American inventor
  22. Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, American Nanotechnologist
  23. Ruzwana Bashir, British-Pakistani Computer Scientist
  24. Padmasree Warrior, Indian Auto Engineer
  25. LaVerne Council, American Computer Scientist
  26. Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, American Electrical Engineer
  27. Dr. Vandana Shiva, Indian Agricultural Technologist
  28. Marie Skłodowska Curie, Polish Radiation Physicist
  29. Marissa Mayer, American Computer Scientist
  30. Dr. Stephanie Kwolek, American Chemical Engineer

OSU Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is pleased to welcome you to Gender and Technology, a course where you will explore women's contributions to technological advances, discuss how technology development is biased, and learn to use technology to further your studies and increase career opportunities.

Class starts on Monday, April 3.

Complete Chapter 1 right away...it will prepare you for the rest of the work.

I look forward to working with you this term!

M. Van Londen