Updated on December 10, 2021
This week, it’s a round-up post, featuring the minority girls and women I’ve written about so far who’re involved in some way in STEM areas. It’s also a nice way to round out Women’s History Month.
STEM, of course, is short for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math,” and there’s been plenty of recent press about the lack of women involved in such fields. Fortunately, there’s a sizable number of women characters in comics and animation whose careers heavily revolve around STEM fields. A number of the entries here are in educational cartoons (appropriately), but some also appear in more conventional entertainment.
- Eliza (“Not Invented Here”)
- Barbara Gordon (Batgirl, Oracle, “Birds of Prey”)
- Aviva and Koki (“Wild Kratts”)
- Kim Rosenthal (“Doonesbury”)
- Inez (“Cyberchase”)
- Jackie (“Cyberchase”)
- Natasha Irons (DC Comics)
- Izzie (“SciGirls”)
- Cleo (“Tutenstein”)
- Danielle Foccart (“Legion of Super-Heroes”)
- Francine “Frankie” Greene (“Transformers: Rescue Bots”)
- Sydney (“Ready Jet Go!”)
- Poison Ivy (DC Comics)
- Nancy Whitehead (Marvel)
- Kaiko and Fontaine Nekton (“The Deep”)
- Lunella Lafayette, aka “Moon Girl” (Marvel)
Anthony Dean is the owner of Diverse Tech Geek and Diverse Media Notes.