As some of you reading this know, we enjoy getting to know fascinating women in science throughout our collections and in the Smithsonian's history. We enjoy it so much that one of us decided we needed a set of LEGO women scientists. Over lunch, we assembled the the sets with some trepidation as it had been years since our previous LEGO adventures. We had fun playing and thinking about the non-LEGO women that came before them. As a final touch, I photoshopped them into Smithsonian settings. If you visit us today, you just may see our scientists conducting research in our hallowed halls.
Meet the LEGO paleontologist conducting research on a t-rex (Perhaps the #NationsTrex) in the Paleontology Hall of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History:
Here is the LEGO astrophysicist gazing at the sky near the Great Hooker 100-inch telescope used at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California which served as a Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory station from 1905 to the mid 1930s.
And finally, while we don't have strict chemists at the Smithsonian, we do have several conservators who conduct chemical feats of wonder on our collections. Here is the LEGO chemist/conservator at the Lunder Conservation Center of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
- Women in Science Wednesdays, Bigger Picture Blog