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German astronomer Caroline Herschel discovered this in the 18th century

What is a comet?

100

This is the year that Women in Science Portland was originally founded

What is 2012?

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Within five percent, this is the worldwide average of the share of total unpaid-care work done by women

What is 75%?
Fact: In some regions like South Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa, women's share of unpaid-care work is 80-90%. 

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According to the Global Gender Gap Index, the World Economic Forum estimates that it will take the United States this many more decades to reach gender equality.

20-21 decades. You read that right. At the current pace of change, gender equality won’t arrive in the U.S. until the year 2227.

100

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is a United Nations International Day celebrated in this month

What is February?

200

Tam O'Shaugnessy revealed that her long-time partner of 27 years was this first woman in space

Who is Sally Ride?

200

The original mission of WIS PDX was to advocate for this policy

What is maternal leave for graduate students and or environmental health protection for pregnant women?

200

Within five percent, according to Unesco Institute for Statistics, this is the makeup of women researchers in the world.

What is 30%?

200

According to a Microsoft study, this is the age at which girls start to lose interest in science

What is 15?

200

This word is a hybrid of two words to describe advocates of women in science

What is a STEMinist?

300

The mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna is the basis foundational work of this Hungarian biochemist

Who is Katalin Kariko?

300

The founding members of Women in Science Portland originated from this organization

What is OHSU?

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According to a 2015 National Center for Education Statistics, this is  the percentage of black women attending higher education institutions who earned STEM degrees
What is 3%?
300

This is the number of weeks of government mandated paid maternity leave available in the United States 

What is 0 weeks?

300

This European country is home to the largest number of women researchers

What is Sweeden?

400

Dr. Gladys West's invention first helped with outer space discoveries related to planets in the solar system as well as the earth. This invention, used worldwide is also known as...

What is a GPS?

400

This is the name of WIS PDX's podcast

What is WISterhood

400

Within 5%, in a 2015 Gender Bias Without Borders study by the Geena Davis Institute, this is the percentage of on-screen characters with an identifiable STEM job that are women

What is 12%?

400

Between August and September of 2020 216,000 men exited the workforce.  The number of women that exited the workforce in the same time frame is this fold.

What is four?
865,000 women left the workforce in between August and Sept 2020

400

This is the month that LGBTQ STEM day is celebrated 

What is November?
To be precise, November 18th

500

Unbeknownst to her and her family until 1975, this black woman's source of biopsied cervical cancer tumor cells has become one of the most invaluable source of medical data 

Who is Henrietta Lacks?

500

This is the number of board/officer positions at WIS. Bonus points for naming all of the board positions

What is nine? What are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications, Professional Development, Outreach and Education, Fundraising, and Trainee.

500

Within five percent, this is the percent of LGBTQ+ professionals who have are out to their colleagues

What is 40%?

500

There have been 587 Nobel Prizes Laureates awarded to men in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine. This is how many have been awarded to women

What is 20?

500

Perhaps best suited to plumbing issues, this describes the phenomenon of the discrimination and challenges that stop women from pursuing STEM professions

What is the leaky pipeline?

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