Changing the World Through Science, Lan Yang is an Inspiration for Women
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Lan Yang, PhD, is a leader among women at Washington University in St. Louis. The Edwin H. and Florence G. Skinner Professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering holds the most patents and disclosures of any female faculty member.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: STEM-34**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video with an activity focused on women scientists.
  • Use the video in conjunction with an activity that has students writing a biography of a person making a difference but perhaps not well known. What would make Dr. Yang a possibility to be ther subject?


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.