Twelve Women Researches to Explain Science on Soapboxes at Navy Pier

Maria Weber, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, organized Soapbox Science Chicago, the first Soapbox Science event in the United States. The tradition of speakers climbing on soapboxes to argue for civil liberties began in Victorian Britain and was revived in 2011 as a way to talk about gender equality in science.

Read an interview with event organizer, Maria Weber.