Hello, friends and readers! In light of March being Women’s History Month, I’m channeling Beyoncé and thinking about girl power; more specifically, I’m thinking about girl power in fields dominated mostly by men, such as the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. I recently discovered the series “Frankenstein M.D.” from PBS Digital Studios and fell totally in love.
Aside from being a fan of “Frankenstein” (because who doesn’t love the possibility of a giant monster coming to life?), this series appealed to me because it explains the field of research science so that even an English major can understand it. The main character, Victoria Frankenstein, is a young (almost) doctor doing research in the medical field. The series covers her struggle to prove herself in the mainly male-dominated medical field and delves into her experiments, sometimes gone awry.