Colorful puzzle pieces and "Impactful Women in STEM Crozzword Puzzle" in the center.

WiSE x Sarah Doyle Center Present: Women in STEM Crossword Puzzle Challenge

By: WiSE Coordinators — Nomin Baatarkhuu ’21, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rachel Lim ’21, Economics and Biology, Melissa Lopez ’21, Environmental Science (Conservation Science & Policy), Erika Nakajima ’21 Applied Mathematics-Biology & Anthropology

Brown’s Women in Science and Engineering, along with the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender, are excited to present a crossword puzzle about influential women in STEM. Over the last century, women have made countless groundbreaking discoveries in the various fields of STEM, but many of them have been under-celebrated in a historically male-dominated field. With this puzzle, it is our goal to bring to light many of these inspiring women and their extraordinary work, some of which has been done locally, on our very own Brown campus.

As you complete this puzzle, you will learn about women who have demonstrated brilliance and strength in the fields of STEM. Brown University students (studying locally or remotely) who answer all questions correctly will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World. There will be 3 opportunities to win. We hope you can use this puzzle as an opportunity to take a small break from your classwork while still learning about the interesting contributions of women in STEM!  The puzzle challenge will close on April 5, 2021.


You can complete the puzzle online at the link below:

When you are finished, click the “Submit Answers” button on the left and enter your name and Brown email address (you do not need to create an account on the crossword puzzle site to play).

Image credit: Melissa Lopez