Inspiration

As gender marginalized people who wish to pursue STEM, we wanted to spread the inspiration that these women have given us to other people around the world. We want to use this inspiration to close the gender gap in STEM and to show others that stereotypes will not stop someone to become who they want to be.

That’s why today we want to introduce incredible individuals in our new virtual museum called “The Museum of Awesome Women*”! Not only were these women scientists, but they all occupied many different fields in STEM. And we want to teach the world that it was not only men who did all the work in STEM From the comfort of your own home, explore the many different historical women in science, tech, engineering and maths! Solve puzzles and learn, because that is our greatest weapon in our fight against stereotypes!

What it does

The Museum of Awesome Women* is a virtual museum where you can explore the portrait of amazing women in STEM. Viewers can also play puzzle/trivia games just by clicking on a portrait.

How we built it

We used HTML to create the base of the website and CSS(using a framework called Bulma) to style it. We also used JavaScript to make the website more interactive. We also used Repl, a collaboration tool. Graphics were found using internet resources or created with Adobe Illustrator.

Challenges we ran into

A challenge we ran into was forming our team. It took a while to find team members. Many of us had never used Bulma before, and the side-scrolling style was also new. We ran into some difficulties with display, and for some of us, this was even our first hackathon.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of making a website that celebrates women* in STEM with fun puzzles.

What we learned

We learned so much about the women we decided to feature in this project, some of which some of us had never heard of at all. We also learned much about the different styling methods we used.

What's next for The Museum of Awesome Women

We plan to open this museum to the world, and let multiple people visit at the same time, maybe even working together with the other visitors to solve the puzzles.

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