OSU's WGSS 320 Gender & Technology BACC course

Gender & Technology Updated May 31, 2016

Financial Analysis Topics

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

  1. Buy a house and a car
  2. Visit Taiwan to learn about cooking
  3. Visit family in Italy
  4. Travel to Paris
  5. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
  6. Compete in the Arabian Horse National Championship
  7. Live in Spain for a year
  8. Take parents to Disney World
  9. Visit Dubai and Greece
  10. Vacation at Disney World
  11. Study Spanish in Costa Rica
  12. Explore Yellow Stone National Park
  13. Purchase a pre-owned car
  14. Move to NYC
  15. Visit Vietnam
  16. Tropical Spring Break
  17. Take Mom to Europe

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. Barbie Smarthouse
  2. LittleBits
  3. MOOV wearable
  4. Sphero 2.0
  5. iRobot Vacuum
  6. Condoms
  7. Microwave
  8. Acura NSX 2016
  9. Typewriter
  10. Washing Machine
  11. Kevlar
  12. Coffee Maker
  13. IUD Birth Control
  14. BellaBeat
  15. Formaldahyde and E-cigarettes
  16. Sewing Machine
  17. Hello Barbie
  18. Windshield Wiper
  19. Lammily Dolls
  20. Birth Control Pill

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. Dr. Margherita Hack , Italian Astrophysicist
  2. Yueh-Lin Loo, Maylasian Chemical Engineer
  3. Juliana Rotich, Kenyan Software Developer
  4. Dr. Temple Grandin, American Animal Behaviorist
  5. Rosalind Franklin, British X-ray Crystallographer
  6. Reshma Saujani, Indian Founder of Girls Who Code
  7. Anna Mani, Indian Meteorologist
  8. Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian Biochemist, Nobel winner
  9. Melitta Bentz , German inventor of coffee filter
  10. Jessica Matthews, Nigerian American Energy Inventor
  11. Dr. Erna Hoover, American inventor of telephone switching tech
  12. Dr. Ada E. Yonath, Israeli crystallographer
  13. Hedy Lamarr, Austrian inventor of frequency hopping
  14. Ruzwana Bashir, Pakistani British inventor of Peek Travel App
  15. Maya Penn, American Designer
  16. Laura van 't Veer, Dutch inventor of MammaPrint
  17. Marie Van Brittan Brown, Jamaican inventor of the closed circuit TV security system
  18. Alice H Parker, American inventor of indoor heating
  19. Dr. Tal Rabin, Israeli Computer Scientist/Cryptographer
  20. Dr. Camille Palmer, Nuclear Scientist at OSU
  21. Joy Mangano, American inventor of household products
  22. Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor of Liquid Paper
  23. Samantha Cristoforetti , Italian Astronaut
  24. Dr. Katherine Johnson, American Space Scientist
  25. Dr. Stephanie Kwolek, American Chemist, inventor of Kevlar

Spring 2016 Student Projects

  1. Erin Akin
  2. Benjamin Appleby
  3. Hanna Bolender
  4. Kelly Bystedt
  5. Erin Ellefsen
  6. Makenzie Fine
  7. Kathrine Gifford
  8. Ashley Gledhill
  9. Mckenna Hollingsworth
  10. Sara Howard
  11. Alexis Johnson
  12. Andrew Johnson
  13. Rebecca Kilian
  14. Marissa Lee
  15. Mikela Manewa
  16. Tammy Nelson
  17. Sarah O'Bannan
  18. Devon Polacek
  19. Lanesha Reagan
  20. Nancy Sinha
  21. McKenzie Southard
  22. Brittany Tse
  23. Shelby Ulam
  24. Sarah Van Kessel
  25. Blake Wright


 I'm doing it! Research and blogging, that is. 

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, March 28, 2016.

I look forward to working with you this term!

M. Van Londen

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