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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.

HOW TO PLAY:

You can complete the puzzle online at the link below:

https://crosswordhobbyist.com/852164/WiSE-Crossword-Puzzle

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

“Gender Politics” Crossword Puzzle Winners!

Thank you to those who played our “Gender Politics” Crossword puzzle! Out of 13 submissions, there were 2 folks who correctly solved all the questions. Congratulations Suzie Zhang and Payton de la Cruz!

The “Gender Politics” crossword puzzle is still online for those who haven’t had a chance to try and solve it. There is a node you can toggle called “show errors,” which will check your answers for accuracy. Additionally, the answer key can be found here when you’re finished and want to verify your answers.

Look out for our next crossword puzzle challenge rolling out in the new year!

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Sarah Doyle Center Crossword Puzzle Challenge – Gender Politics Edition

By: The Sarah Doyle Center Staff

The Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender presents a mid-term crossword puzzle challenge around gender politics for this upcoming election week. While this is by no means an exhaustive history of gender politics, this crossword puzzle reveals people, movements, and legislation across time that have had a direct impact on women and gender in the U.S. We wish to thank Amanda Knox, assistant archivist at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, for providing those questions pertaining to the history of women and gender at Brown (HINT: you may need to consult the Pembroke Center archives to answer those questions).

As you work on this puzzle may you be reminded of the power of people’s voices and the ongoing fights for social justice still happening today. Those members of the Brown University community who answer all questions correctly will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Martha S. Jones’ new book Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. There will be 2 opportunities to win! Puzzle challenge will close on Sunday, November 8th [Sunday, November 15th *new deadline*].

Happy puzzling and please remember to VOTE on November 3rd!

HOW TO PLAY: 

You can complete the puzzle online at the link below:

https://crosswordhobbyist.com/849913/Sarah-Doyle-Center-Gender-Politics-Crossword-Puzzle

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).

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Announcing our Crossword Puzzle Challenge Winners!

By: Felicia Salinas-Moniz, Senior Assistant Director at the Sarah Doyle Center

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first feminist crossword puzzle challenge this year! Congratulations to the first 5 students who completed the puzzle correctly and won a “Radical Roots: Nourishing Feminist Work” tote bag prize filled with feminist swag.

Jose Celaya-Alcala
Sumera Subzwari
Juliana Katz
Katherine Clark
Olivia Howe

We had almost 50 people submit answers to this crossword puzzle challenge, so we’ve decided to release another crossword puzzle challenge in late-October. Stay tuned to the Radical Roots blog for when it goes live.

Our first crossword puzzle of the fall term is still online for those who haven’t had a chance to work on it yet. There is a node you can toggle called “show errors,” which will check your answers for accuracy. Additionally, the answer key can be found here when you’re finished and want to verify your answers.

If you were one of the students who submitted answers to the puzzle, we’d love to hear from you! Were there any questions, in particular, that stumped you? Did you learn something new about feminist history that you didn’t know? Please comment on this entry and share with us!

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Sarah Doyle Center Feminist Crossword Puzzle Challenge (Fall 2020)

By: Felicia Salinas-Moniz, Senior Assistant Director at the Sarah Doyle Center

With fall semester upon us and asynchronous community building still at the fore, the Sarah Doyle Center is opening our Fall term with another crossword puzzle challenge! Test your knowledge of feminist history and see how many questions you can answer without doing a search online. But online searches are okay when you come across questions that you don’t know. When that happens, take a moment to explore more about the answer you find — you’ll likely come up with further questions and queries for research!

We invite anyone to participate. However, prizes are only open to Brown University students at this time. The first 5 Brown students who correctly solve the puzzle will win a “Radical Roots: Nourishing Feminist Work” tote bag filled with the following: a copy of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, a Daily Undated Passion Planner (with planner stickers), a set of colorful gel pens, and some Sarah Doyle Center pens. The names of the 5 winners, along with the crossword puzzle answer key, will be posted on the Radical Roots blog at the end of the 2-week quiet period on 9/15. The Sarah Doyle Center will mail prizes to the select 5 winners of this puzzle.

Special thanks to the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women for co-sponsoring this crossword puzzle challenge. Mary Murphy and Amanda Knox, archivists at Pembroke, contributed the questions specific to gender history at Brown. HINT: You may need to listen to a few Brown alumnae oral histories to answer some of the puzzle questions. We’d also like to give a special shout out to Amy Chin and Shanelle Haile, our fabulous SDC graduate student coordinators, for contributing questions to this puzzle, too.

HOW TO PLAY: 

You can complete the puzzle online at the following link: https://crosswordhobbyist.com/827878/Sarah-Doyle-Center-Feminist-Crossword-Puzzle-Challenge-Fall-2020

When you are finished, click the “Submit Answers” button on the left (or the triangle on the left, if using a mobile device) and enter your name and Brown email address. The puzzle is best visible on a computer. (NOTE: you do NOT need to create an account on the crossword puzzle site to play).

Happy feminist crossword puzzling!

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Sarah Doyle Center Crossword Puzzle Challenge

By: Jennifer Katz ’20 and Katherine Sang ’21, Student Coordinators at the Sarah Doyle Center

Complete our SDC themed crossword puzzle for a chance to win this year’s Women’s History Month tote bag! Hint: Take a look at our SDC website for clues! Click here to download a pdf version of the crossword puzzle.

Please either attach an image of your completed puzzle or list all 21 words at this google form: https://forms.gle/NG9KRnpJVGkNUUKv6

The winners will be the first two people to submit all 21 correct word selections. Keep an eye out for an announcement on this blog post with the names of the two winners. Good luck 🙂

UPDATE 5.12.20: Congratulations to Melinda Li and Cristina Taylor, who were the first 2 people who correctly solved the puzzle! The answer key to the puzzle will be made available on May 18th.

UPDATE 5.19.20: Sorry, we were a day late with the answers! You can access the answer key to the SDC crossword puzzle at this link.

Image credit: Crossword questions by Jennifer Katz, puzzle and tote bag design by Katherine Sang