This Card Game About Women In Science Is Totally Badass
Science lovers will be in their... element.
Two postgraduate students at the University of Exeter in England have created a card game celebrating the achievements of female scientists.
Released last month, the Top Female Scientists game assigns each scientist a score out of 10 for innovation, impact, obscurity and badassery.
The deck features well-known names like Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace and Jane Goodall alongside scientists assigned a high "obscurity" rating, such as Florence Bascom and Gerty Cori.
The 32 scientists featured in the deck are sorted into five categories of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and natural sciences.
Top Female Scientists was created by astrophysics student Hannah Wakeford and mathematics student Simon Clark. The pair also host The Science Hour on campus radio station Xpression FM.
On her website, Wakeford wrote that she wanted to help raise awareness of the contributions women have made to science.
"Many girls are put off studying science at school because they perceive it to be a very male-dominated subject, and one problem in particular is that they seem unaware of the female heritage in science," Wakeford said.
"There is a huge history of scientists that we are not aware of and this is just scratching the surface of some of the most amazing scientists that have graced our world."