WGSS 320 Gender & Technology

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


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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, January 9.

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

Take a look at last term's projects:

Financial Analysis Topics

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

  1. Vacation on Anna Maria Island
  2. Vacation in Greece
  3. Travel to Bora Bora
  4. Purchase a 2017 Mercedes GLE550e Plug-In Hybrid
  5. Benjamin Hartmeier
  6. Honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii
  7. Train at Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association
  8. Design and sell paint protection for off roading vehicles
  9. Cruise to the Bahamas
  10. Vacation in Morocco
  11. Vacation in Italy
  12. Visit family roots in Ireland
  13. Tour Lord of the Rings sites in New Zealand
  14. Vacation in Rome, Italy
  15. Wed in Scotland
  16. Vacation in Italy
  17. Run across the USA
  18. Ski Crested Butte in Colorado
  19. Join the North Dakota Pipeline Protest
  20. Build a Safe-dating app
  21. Travel Europe
  22. Take the Jewels of Central Europe tour
  23. Visit Disneyland
  24. Visit New York City
  25. Visit Tokyo, Japan
  26. Visit Washington, DC

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. Rigamajig
  2. Condoms
  3. Miss Possible Dolls
  4. Birth Control Pill
  5. Hello Barbie
  6. Kevlar
  7. Snowboard
  8. Lammily Fashion Doll
  9. Acura NSX
  10. Washing Machine
  11. Parabens
  12. Microwave oven
  13. Skateboard
  14. Mechanical Dishwasher
  15. Sewing Machine
  16. Barbie Smart Home
  17. Pyrotechnic Signal Flares
  18. Motorcycle
  19. Nextgen Jane Smart Tampons
  20. Acura NSX 2016
  21. Little Bits
  22. Windshield Wipers
  23. Thinkx Period Panties
  24. GoldiBlox
  25. Drones
  26. Coffee Maker

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. Lillian Gilbreth, American Astrophysicist
  2. Katrin Puetz, German Energy Engineer
  3. Cynthia Breazeal, ScD, American Robot Engineer
  4. Dr. Marie Maynard Dayl, Amerian Chemist
  5. Hedy Lamarr, Austrian Inventor
  6. Lillian Gilbreth, American industrial engineer
  7. Dame Stephanie Shirley, German-British Computer Programmer
  8. Annie Easley, American Rocket Scientist
  9. Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor of WhiteOut
  10. Radia Perlman, American Software Engineer
  11. Nguyet Anh Duong, Vietnamese explosives expert
  12. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!
  13. Katherine Johnson, American Space Scientist
  14. Rosalind Franklin, British Biophysicist
  15. Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy, Slovak Computer Scientist
  16. Dr. Alenush Terian, Iranian Astrophysicist
  17. Rachel Zimmerman, Canadian inventor
  18. Hedy Lamar, Austrian inventor
  19. Stephanie Kwolak, American inventor of Kevlar
  20. Jessica Matthews, American renewable-energy inventor
  21. Cynthia Breazeal, American Computer Scientist
  22. Cher Wang, Taiwanese smartphone developer
  23. Dr. Bonnie Buratti, Astronomer
  24. Dr. Mayim Bialik, American Neorscientist
  25. Juliana Rotich, Kenyan Computer Scientist
  26. Vinita Gupta, Indian Mechanical Engineer
  27. Ruzwana Bashir, Pakistani CEO of Peek.com
  28. Ann Makosinksi Canadian Inventor
  29. Dame Stephanie Shirley, German-British Computer Programmer
  30. Dr. Chiaki Mukai,First Japanese woman in space